Agronomy Geeks West — Ep. 15: Cutworms and Wireworms and Spraying, Oh My!

Wireworm in wheat. Photo credit: Richard Marsh, 2014
Wireworm in wheat. Photo credit: Richard Marsh, 2014

The first few weeks’ of crop growth are critical for two things — one, evaluating your seeding or planting pass; and, two, providing timely protection for the crop at its most vulnerable stage.

In this special version of the Agronomy Geeks podcast, I’m joined by Brunel Sabourin, agronomic advisor with Cargill based at Morris, Man. Why is it special? Because there was so much to show as well as say, that we decided to not just capture the audio of what you should be evaluating and looking for at stand establishment, but we also captured the video of the day (both are below).

From identifying wireworm activity (on untreated barley), to recognizing the impact of too-deeply seeded wheat, and on to cutworm damage in sunflowers, join Brunel and me on this very visual and diverse trip across a few Manitoba fields in early June.

Click here for the audio of this Agronomy Geeks podcast, or see below for the video version.

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