Pulse crops are notoriously poor competitors against weeds due to their slow growth in the spring. This makes fall weed control essential for establishing a healthy pulse stand in the following year. According to Lyle Jensen of Agro Plus Inc., there are several key reasons why fall is the preferred time for weed control. First, it… Read More

Despite the calendar date, many areas of the Prairies haven’t seen a killing frost this fall, which means the window for fall weed control is still open. As producers, agronomists, and everyone in-between are surveying fields, the perennial weeds are likely getting noticed. As Leighton Blashko, technical service specialist with BASF, says, there’s still time… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to Agronomic Monday! Today’s show is brought to you by Nufarm. You’ll hear from Peter Johnson, resident agronomist with RealAgriculture, Arti Singh of Iowa State University on a new weed ID app, and Sam Markell with North Dakota State University (NDSU) on soybean cyst nematode. As well, don’t miss our spotlight… Read More

From the dreaded aphanomyces (hard to say, harder to control), to the potential of soybeans, fall weed control options, and on to delicious sounding diseases of fabas, Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy lead for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, has so much to cover in this week’s RealAg LIVE! segment. Host Shaun Haney and Phelps also discuss some of… Read More

On Monday’s Labour Day edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney: Colin Hurd, founder and CEO of Smart Ag, joins Kelvin Heppner to discuss plans for commercializing an aftermarket kit that turns a regular tractor into an driverless machine Clark Brenzil of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture discusses fall weed control strategies after an early… Read More

If you’re talking early weed control, fall is the earliest you can get for next year’s crop. For many, a pre-harvest glyphosate application does double duty, drying down the crop and setting back those perennials weeds. But in this incredibly dry year, crop dry-down was so fast many farmers didn’t need to use glyphosate pre-harvest,… Read More

Since we missed ‘Agronomy Monday’ due to the Labour Day weekend, welcome to ‘Agronomy Tuesday,’ with co-hosts Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. On today’s podcast: Peter Johnson, RealAg agronomist, discusses impact of late rains on soybean and corn yield potential, as well as fall weed control and potash rec’s for winter wheat; Ryan Rubischko, dicamba… Read More

As we roll into October, some later-seeded soybean yields are coming in better than expected, but there are still some disappointing stories where growers in the driest areas aren’t even bothering to harvest their beans. Meanwhile, decisions have to be made for fall weed control and wheat planting as the days get shorter. Peter Johnson,… Read More

Fall is a great time to get effective control of some nasty perennial and many winter annual weeds. Fall weed control is especially important ahead of — or shortly after — winter wheat planting. The reality is, however, that many farmers skip this weed control window. Just like skipping  a pre-plant burn-off in the spring… Read More

 

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