RealAg Radio, Sept. 10: AAFC unveils app, faba bean harvest prep, and wet weather woes for Ontario's corn crop


RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney, opens agronomic Monday with news about a new app from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Saskatchewan field editor Dale Leftwich speaks to field crop entomologist Tyler Wist, from AAFC, about their new Cereal Aphid Manager (CAM) app. It’s the first app AAFC has ever had and features pictures both of the aphids that feed on the crops and the beneficial insects that feed on the aphids.

Leftwich also speaks to Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy manager with SaskPulse, about how you can prepare yourself for the faba bean harvest.

For todays product spotlight, Herman Wehrle of FP Genetics, joins Shaun to talk about their new red spring varieties. Also, Kelvin Heppner is back (he’s a bit of a worker bee… and filed stories prior to his departure) as he highlights competitiveness within Canadian canola and how it compares on the global stage.

Potential for disease in Ontario corn crops has many producers pointing the finger to the latest wet weather they’ve been experiencing. Ontario field editor, Bern Tobin speaks with Albert Tenuta about if the weather has had an impact on the crops and what farmers can expect as Tenuta gears up for his annual pre-harvest corn disease survey.

The show then closes off with a focus on soybeans, and how producers can manage round-up ready canola volunteers in their soybean crops. Dale Leftwich speaks with Glenda Clezy, SaskPulse’s agronomy specialist, on why a farmer should be cautious of having the random small sections of canola in their field.

RealAg Radio airs every weekday at 4:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. MT) on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM!

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