Three different types of grassy weeds have been found above the winter wheat canopy at harvest this year. To prevent…
Lamb’s quarters can be a real contender in the field despite susceptibility to a variety of active ingredients. A species…
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters – Chicago soybean futures sank on Tuesday after the previous day’s better-than-expected crop conditions report coupled with forecasts for rain across the U.S. Midwest as the oilseed begins to set seed pods. Corn and wheat also fell but found support from earlier hot, dry weather that will likely cut yields. The most-active […] Read more
Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – Like all crops, dry edible beans have been affected by the high heat and drought-like conditions which have plagued most of Manitoba this summer. However, they have weathered the conditions better than most, according to Manitoba Agriculture’s provincial pulse specialist. “For the most part, the dry beans are looking okay,” said Dennis Lange. […] Read more
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this edition of Field Talk, Farmtario contributor Matt McIntosh talks with Chris Snip, crop sales specialist with Agris Co-operative, about waterhemp in Essex County, wider herbicide management concerns – and the importance of dialogue with your farm neighbours.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – U.S. corn and soybean futures fell about 2 percent on Friday on technical selling and long liquidation at the end of the week and month, and on beneficial rains in portions of the Corn Belt, traders said. Wheat futures ended modestly lower but posted a gain for the month of July. […] Read more
Reading Time: 3 minutes Changes to Ontario’s Drainage Act could lead to a more streamlined process for farmers to make minor improvements to their systems. “We’ve created a new process for what we’re calling minor improvement projects,” said Tim Brook, drainage program coordinator with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “These are projects that involve […] Read more
Reading Time: 3 minutes There is no shortage of information available to farmers to help them make management decisions on-farm, but often this information results in mixed messages, and can even be conflicting. The information is often broad in scope, while many challenges farmers face can be field-specific. That’s why Al Mussel, research lead with Agri-food Economic Systems and […] Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat futures rose on Thursday, with the front contract rising above $7 a bushel for the first time in a week after findings from an annual U.S. crop tour showed the impact of drought in the northern Plains spring wheat belt. Corn and soybean futures closed […] Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – Hot and dry conditions continued to affect most of Saskatchewan, but they caused little, if any hindrance to the province’s hay cut, according to the province’s weekly crop report released on July 29. Most hay producers have finished operations, with 15 per cent of the hay crop being cut and 75 per cent […] Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes Three different types of grassy weeds have been found above the winter wheat canopy at harvest this year. To prevent them from becoming a problem, they need to be identified so that the appropriate management actions can be taken. Here is a breakdown of each grass species and control options. Chess grass (Bromus secalinus) Management: Chess grass […] Read more
Reading Time: 3 minutes Lamb’s quarters can be a real contender in the field despite susceptibility to a variety of active ingredients. A species of the goosefoot family, lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album L) require early and active management. Why it matters: Lamb’s quarters are extremely common, emerge early and can significantly reduce yields. Lamb’s quarters are a summer annual […] Read more
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