Producers are starting to see fields of green, as we roll into the middle of June. This means it’s time for those boots to hit the field (again/still), as scouting for disease and insect pressure, nutrient deficiencies and undesirable plants is crucial to understanding the health of plant populations and maximizing yields through subsequent management decisions.
In fact, many such challenges are already showing up in Ontario, according to Peter Johnson, provincial cereal specialist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
SERIOUSLY? Corn row syndrome? Get a real #wheat specialist #Ontag! Great wheat needs seed placed PHOSPHORUS!
— Peter Johnson (@WheatPete) May 23, 2014
Related: Wheat School: Ideal Crop Staging for Fusarium Control
In this episode of the Agronomy Geeks Ontario podcast, Bernard Tobin talks with Johnson on nutrient deficiencies, Cephalosporium stripe and Fusarium — specifically, choosing: nozzles, timing, boom height and angle.
Take a listen.
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