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June 1 – June 15: Greg Berg and Scott Garvey interview farmers in the Interlake to assess seeding and soil moisture
How seeding progressed for farmers and what they're seeing in terms of soil moisture
May 15 – May 31: Believe it or not, this is a soil test that can tell you a lot about the health of your soil. See the how to video.
Farmers can participate by burying their own cotton briefs and digging them up after a couple of months to see how their soil measures up.
May 1 – May 15: Weed science technician Dave Bilyea sees a lot of weeds brought to him by farmers wondering if they are a concern
Bilyea set up a display of weeds and answered questions on everything from wild Parsnip to waterhemp, chess grass, dog strangling vine and kochia.
Apr 15 – 30: Max yield potential for a given crop; what farmers can control and what’s up to nature
Alexis Stockford discusses what goes into maximum yields for various crops with Dr. Rigas Karamanos
April 1 – 15: The world’s first autonomous soil electrical conductivity mapping unit
Fields are mapped from field equipment and data is transmitted wirelessly to the server. The SWATBOX collects soil electrical conductivity data while seeding or tilling. In this video, Derek Rude talks about how the technology works.
March 15 – 31: Mike Raine and Rob Fraley discuss the next generation of plant breeding tools like gene editing, RNAi, and microbials
But biotech pioneer Rob Fraley feels the biggest benefits to agriculture haven’t come from inserting genes or building custom chemical compounds to support plants, but in plant breeding.
March 1 – 15: Jim Tokarchuk & professor David Lobb discuss the potential costs of more intensive tillage practices
A discussion with Jim Tokarchuk (Soil Conservation Council of Canada) and soil science professor David Lobb about this issue
February 16 – 28: Inventor showcases serious technology to help spot spoilage before it occurs
Spectral imaging technology creates a 3D moisture map of your stored grain that can be viewed via a computer.
February 1 – 15: Hi-tech mechanical weed control was one of the features at this crop diagnostic school
Katherine Stanley explains some of the camera and computer technology the Garford cultivator uses to remove weeds
January 16 – 31: Precision agriculture has both sky-high potential and some very down-to-earth obstacles
Alexis Stockford reports from a precision agriculture workshop attended by industry reps, ag consultants and producers.
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