Timing is critical when it comes to managing a disease like sclerotinia in canola, so what if you could receive a text message telling you it’s time to spray? The concept of real-time disease monitoring with nano biosensors that can communicate with your cell phone might sound futuristic, but the steps in the process have been… Read More

There are tradeoffs that need be considered when it comes to decisions about food and food policies, whether it’s prioritizing “good” fats, local food or requiring different animal care procedures. “We’re in the early stages of the arguments being made for greater control of our food system,” explains Dr. Jayson Lusk (@JaysonLusk). “The danger is people… Read More

Honeybees have played an important role in Canadian agriculture for decades, with past stressors and tough seasons humming along under the radar, for the most part. That all changed a few years ago when it became a political imperative to “save the bees.” Maryam Sultan, bee health associate with Bayer, recently discussed the subject of… Read More

By now, farmers are all too familiar with weed populations developing resistance to herbicides (sometimes more than one). Given what we know and understand about how resistance develops, how concerned should farmers be about diseases becoming resistant to fungicide applications? Scott Henry, with Bayer, sat down with Shaun Haney to break down this not-so-straight-forward topic. The… Read More

For beginning ranchers or those looking to possibly expand their herd, community pastures can play a vital role in providing access to reasonably-priced and accessible grazing land. As Terence Caumartin, with the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures, explains to Shaun Haney in this interview recorded at Agribition, the 17 pastures managed by the association could… Read More