In this edition of Under the Microscope, Holly Gelech, business development manager with Biovision Seed Labs, walks us through how labs test for clubroot and while a seed testing lab is your go-to for this nasty canola disease. What’s more, Gelech also outlines where in your field you’ll want to sample from and how the disease moves from field to field and within a field.
If you’re looking to catch up on what’s been happening in the world of Canadian agriculture, this week’s podcast runs the gamut – from seed companies collecting end point royalties to why some weeds are more prone to herbicide resistance to why McDonald’s is looking to Canada for “sustainable beef.”
Each farm has its own advantages that make it viable and competitive. So if you sit down and think about it, what’s one piece of technology that gives you that advantage? Or is there something that another farm is doing that you could implement to make your farm more competitive?
Each stop on the TechTour Live (see more info on these events here) features a panel of growers and industry experts sharing their opinions on new farming technologies focused on efficiency and business innovation.
The wheat market is due for some additional volatility in the weeks leading up to seeding season in North America, says the general manager of FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Sharing the wheat market outlook at Grainworld ’15 in Winnipeg last week, Lawrence Yakielashek (formerly with Toepfer Canada) said he believes the bearish sentiment in the wheat market is losing steam and could be reaching the tipping point farmers are hoping for.
In business and in agriculture, there’s wisdom to be gleaned from our older family members. Grandpa may be gone or not active on the farm anymore but your grandparents’ wisdom should never be forgotten. The Real Agriculture editorial team sat down for a cup of coffee and created this list of Grandpa’s Keys to Farming Success that are still viable today. If you have more, please share them with us in the comment section.
Created March 9, 2015 | Category: Agronomy