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Floury Leafy Silage Corn

By Sarah Green For many farmers, choosing a silage corn hybrid is an important decision. When considering the factors of yield potential, leaf area, and kernel type, not all corn… Read more

The Corn Harvest

By Andrea Hilderman The corn may not be quite “as high as an elephant’s eye,” but harvest is fast approaching. Knowing when it’s time to harvest will ensure a top-quality… Read more

Interest Growing in New Crop Rotations

By Geoff Geddes Marketers have learned that overused phrases like “new and improved” make consumers tune out. Yet when talk turns to new and improved corn and soybean varieties, and… Read more

Soybeans, The First Stages

By Ron Friesen One to three weeks after seeding, soybean growers begin scouting their fields for early signs about the health of emerging seedlings. If cotyledons are clean, hypocotyls are… Read more

Precision Planting for Corn

By Andrea Hilderman Corn is a growing crop in Western Canada, making inroads and slowly expanding its footprint as earlier maturing hybrids become available. Corn does require some additional considerations… Read more

Inoculants: Avoid Them at Your Peril

By Geoff Geddes Rain, rain go away. That’s not something you’d hear a soybean farmer say. Weather is a key factor in achieving big soybean yields, but it is not the only… Read more

Mind Your Ps and Ks

By Ron Friesen About a decade ago, when soybeans were being introduced into Manitoba, one of the main selling points was that soybeans were low-input because they fixed their own… Read more

The Best Corn Crop You Can Grow

By Andrea Hilderman Each season, growers often try new varieties, new management practices, or entirely new crops. In the last number of years, corn and soybeans have seen quite big… Read more

The Best Soybean Crop You Can Grow

By Geoff Geddes A fast start may not be everything, but it sure beats the alternative. That’s especially true for new soybean farmers, as the more you know in a… Read more