Data-driven decisions at the Discovery Farm

Research results are always interesting — but will they scale up for the farm? Glacier FarmMedia’s Discovery Farm, located at the Ag in Motion show site near Saskatoon, is answering that question by doing field-scale trials on a 180-acre site known as Field of Excellence. “By doing it at the field scale with commercially available equipment, growers or arrow

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Videos

The wild side of pest control

You may not always see beneficial insects in your field, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t providing you with an important pest control service. Dr. Alejandro Costamagna, associate professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba, spoke earlier this year about how all insects are not created equal and how some insects are a very

Making cover crops work in Manitoba

Are cover crops something you’re interested in but aren’t quite sure where to begin? Earlier this year, Yvonne Lawley with the University of Manitoba aimed to answer that question for producers in a presentation that looked at the types of cover crops that grow well in Manitoba, how setting a goal can improve the success

Is your winter wheat off to a good start?

Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour speaks with agronomist Ken Gross of Ducks Unlimited Canada about winter wheat crops in Manitoba and what he looks for when assessing plants to determine if they’re off to a healthy start.

Managing high-moisture canola

It is an understatement to say there were harvest challenges for some Prairie farmers in 2019. For more than a few producers, harvest had to be suspended until this spring due to excessive moisture in fields. But not only did poorly timed precipitation create immediate harvest issues, it also became a grain storage issue as

Faces of Ag

Ellen speaks to dieticians, chefs and food writers at an event in Toronto.

Canola advocate honoured by Dietitians of Canada

Canola Eat Well director Ellen Pruden is being recognized for her work bridging the gap between dietitians and agriculture. “Ellen has used her personal ties to Canadian agriculture to create unique and innovative opportunities for dietitians to learn about the complex world of farming and food production and has given us confidence to share that arrow

Clanman cows munch on feed made of an 11-variety polycrop, including turnips and a few different types of clover.

Regenerate renegades

Not long ago, Sean Smith was in an Alberta lab learning to identify soil micro-organisms. He’s not a scientist. He’s a dairy farmer with a penchant for learning and experimentation — an inherited trait at Clanman Jerseys. “I think that’s probably one of the biggest things about our farm. We’re not afraid to do something arrow

Deep Dive

VIDEO: Bibeau announces grain code of practices

The grain industry is thus far applauding the move to document production practices

Canadian grain farmers will soon have a “first-ever” grain production code of practices, following an announcement by the federal agriculture minister at Crop Connect 2020 in Winnipeg. Marie-Claude Bibeau said the federal government will be providing $800,000 in funding for the program, intended to document the practices for trading partners and consumers. It will demonstrate Watch the video arrow

PHOTOS: Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day with farm photos

A way to share the joys and challenges of farm life with other Canadians

February 11 is Canada’s Agriculture Day, intended to showcase all the amazing things happening in our industry. It’s a time to create a closer connection between consumers, our food and the people who produce it. Sharing what you love about Canadian agriculture can be as simple as posting a photo. For me, a social media View the photo gallery arrow


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Regenerate renegades

Not long ago, Sean Smith was in an Alberta lab learning to identify soil micro-organisms. He’s not a scientist. He’s a dairy farmer with a penchant for learning and experimentation — an inherited trait at Clanman Jerseys. “I think that’s probably one of the biggest things about our farm. We’re not afraid to do something

Breaking down the recirculating sprayer boom

Looking at the back of a modern sprayer the pile of hoses and valves in a traditional plumbing system can seem complicated, and even more so when you start to look at recirculating sprayer booms. Hoping to mitigate that confusion, Dr. Tom Wolf and Dr. Jason Deveau have “Everything you never wanted to know about

COVID-19 claims two-thirds of Brandon’s major ag fairs

Brandon’s Keystone Centre should have been shoulder-to-shoulder crowds June 3-7 with the pop-up city of towering rides, food trucks and entertainers that is the Manitoba Summer Fair. This year, however, the lots were bare. The Manitoba Summer Fair is now the second of three major events put on by the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba to fall prey

Work of our hearts

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.” — Michael Bridge With COVID-19 hanging over the entire world like a depressing grey cloud, I am quite content

Young farmers more stressed, less able to cope, study finds

A recent study has shown that young farmers are more stressed than older ones — and less likely to be effective at dealing with that stress. “Have you ever heard a farmer say, ‘I have peace of mind’”? said Jake Ayre, a young farmer and second vice-president of Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP). His tongue may

McIntyre family exploding into performance horse market

There’s something special about life with horses, as the McIntyre family of Strathclair has come to learn, both from a business and pleasure standpoint. Prodigy of River Hills Ranch Ltd., located approximately nine kilometres northwest of the community, can be found in multiple disciplines from a local, provincial, national and international perspective. Four generations of

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