Canopeo images of establishment of spring barley and fall rye for the P.E.I. cover crop trials showing establishment rates depending on the plant dates and seed rates. All images were captured Nov. 17.

Fall and full-season cover crops show promise in potato trials

Some varieties have shown yield increases and erosion control

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cover crop trials in Prince Edward Island potato fields are yielding promising results. Over the last two years, Ryan Barrett, research and agronomy specialist, Prince Edward Island Potato Board, has run fall-seeded and full-season cover crop trials to assess if there are an overall soil and potato harvest benefit. Why it matters: An estimated 80 […] Read more

(Canada Beef Inc. photo)

Feed weekly outlook: Demand keeps Canadian barley well supported

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Solid demand continues to keep feed barley bids in Western Canada well supported, as end-users work to secure supplies in anticipation of tightening stocks going forward. “Competition for barley is coming from every which direction: grain companies exporting barley, feedlots trying to cover barley, and grain companies trying to cover feedlots,” said Jim […] Read more

(File photo by Lorraine Stevenson)

Producer deliveries spike in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain deliveries in Canada increased 48.5 per cent from May to June, according to Statistics Canada in a report released today. The report, Producer Deliveries of Major Grains, showed more than 5.16 million tonnes of all grains were delivered by producers in June, compared to the approximately 3.54 million tonnes in May. It’s […] Read more

Radish-based cover crops are becoming less common as farmers look to fix more nitrogen with legumes.

Deciding which cover crops to use

There’s more known now about what cover crops work in what soils and for what end uses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Planting cover crops following winter wheat harvest is not a new concept for Ontario producers. The ability of cover crops to add organic matter to soil, sequester weeds and reduce erosion is greatly beneficial but one cover crop won’t work for all producers and their needs. “It’s going to depend on the grower, their situation, […] Read more




Fall rye flowering near Deerwood, Man. on June 7, 2018. (Allan Dawson photo)

Quebec rye production on the rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Rye production was up in Quebec in 2018, one reason being producers supplying hybrid rye for feed to the province’s hog industry. “Feed was coming from out west, but now we’re starting to produce the seed itself here,” said Andre Lussier, who farms near St. Hyacinthe, Que. and is a director with […] Read more

Rye prices as good as they’re going to get

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — At more than $7 per bushel for rye in Western Canada, Cal Vandaele believes the price has topped off. “There’s been bids touching $8,” said Vandaele, of Vandaele Seed at Medora, Man., about 120 km southwest of Brandon, adding the price will decline over the winter. “When they start getting into these […] Read more


Rye production could fall 25 per cent, analyst says

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNS Canada — This year’s Canadian rye harvest appears positioned to carry on the crop’s recent trend with another production decline. Dry conditions in many regions of the Prairies and ergot in Manitoba are expected to drive down yields. Jonathan Hull of The Scoular Co. said he has been hearing from farmers that yields could […] Read more

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Agriculture and AgriFood Canada raises 2016-17 grain and oilseed ending stock projections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg/CNS Canada – Ending stocks of Canada’s major grains and oilseeds are forecast to be slightly higher than earlier estimates, according to the latest supply and demand projections from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s market analysis division, released December 21. Total ending stocks for the major grains and oilseeds are expected to total 13.500 million tonnes by […] Read more