Fusarium graminearum is set to be removed from Pest Nuisance Control Regulation of the Agricultural Pests Act, according to Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture, Devin Dreeshen. Value chain partners in the industry-led fusarium head blight (FHB) working group say they welcome the provincial government’s news that lays the foundation for better fusarium head blight management and… Read More

It’s mid-July, and that means we’re talking wild weather, plant disease, and stressed crops. On today’s RealAg Radio, you’ll hear host Shaun Haney talking agronomy with: Ryan Barett, with the PEI potato board, on eastern crop conditions; Kelly Turkington, with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, on fusarium control timing on wheat; and, Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson… Read More

It’s Agronomic Monday with host Shaun Haney — highlights: Farmer Rapid Fire — Kevin Serfas in southern Alberta, pasture dryness updates from several ranchers in Saskatchewan, Landon Friesen in south-central Manitoba and Jeff Barlow near Hamilton, Ontario; Agronomy panel with RealAg agronomist Peter Johnson and Tom Wolf of Agrimetrix and Sprayers101.com covering a plethora of… Read More

For researchers at the University of Guelph, addressing fusarium head blight — one of wheat’s most nagging diseases — is an agronomic time trip through the geography and history of Canada. The researchers, led by Ali Navabi, have gone back to the 1880s through to the present to look at the genetic diversity of 450… Read More

Winter durum wheat isn’t grown in Western Canada, but the possible benefits have breeders working on developing it. As Jamie Larsen with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge discusses in this Wheat School episode, winter durum could perform well during dry years, and face reduced fusarium head blight (FHB) risk compared with spring durum. “We are… Read More

When most producers hear the word “fusarium” they think of fusarium head blight, and how it impacts their wheat crops. Fusarium also attacks pulse crops, but in this situation, it goes after the roots. Fusarium avenaceum is the species that’s commonly associated with root rots in peas. It’s also a fungus that causes fusarium head blight… Read More

 

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