Emergency use registration has been granted for an alternative insecticide — Carbine — to control lygus bugs in confection sunflowers fields in Manitoba. Carbine, which contains flonicamid as an active ingredient, will be registered for control of lygus bugs on confection sunflowers grown in the province from July 21, 2023 until July 20, 2024. Manitoba… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg on the Weekend, airing every Saturday at 4 pm on Saskatchewan radio stations 650 CKOM Saskatoon and 980 CJME Regina. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Wade Sobkowich with Western Grain Elevator Association, on the lamda-cy label change; Farmland value growth in Canada; Katrina Schmidt, marketing… Read More

The decision by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to allow lambda-cy sales with a food-only use label has the potential to put producers in a difficult position early in the growing season. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA), says that this is an incredibly difficult situation, but it hasn’t… Read More

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s decision to restrict the use of lambda-cyhalothrin products for the 2023 growing season could have a significant impact on how growers manage corn, soybean and cereal crops this season. Lambda-cyhalothrin, the active ingredient in some the most commonly used insecticides growers use to control yield-robbing pests such as soybean aphids… Read More

ADAMA Canada has made its final decision regarding the sale of lambda-cyhalothrin products for the 2023 growing season, deciding to re-label and sell its Silencer and Zivata insecticides across Canada. The company says it has come to the decision after several months of consulting with retailers, farmers and industry organizations on the implications of the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. They cover a lot of topics, including: mCOOL; Lambda-cy and feed restrictions; and, Canadian agriculture in a hungry world. Also, we will… Read More

Although insecticide products containing lambda-cyhalothrin, such as Matador and Silencer, are registered and will be available for sale in Ontario for the 2023 growing season, some producer groups are cautioning against use of the products due to possible end-use trouble. The updated label for April 2023 removes feed crops as an approved application, but as… Read More

The Canadian agriculture system is complex and integrated from start to finish. What does that mean? It means that grain systems might include forages, manure, or livestock, and fruit and vegetable systems might send byproducts to be fed to livestock to avoid expensive tipping fees and adding to landfills and waste. Even in the vegetable… Read More

The announcement in late November that Health Canada is moving forward with a label change for lamba-cy insecticide products, ie. Matador and Silencer, effective April 2023, immediately set off alarms across Western Canada regarding problems with flea beetle control in canola. Ontario agronomists and growers then began to ask if they too would have access… Read More

Farmers and agronomists across Western Canada are understandably concerned about insecticide options for pest control in 2023. Following the late November announcement of lambda-cy-containing products Silencer and Matador being pulled from retail locations, many are wondering if the remaining available products will be in short supply for the year. One of the alternative options for… Read More

Canola growers in Western Canada likely won’t have access to crop protection products that contain lambda-cyhalothrin — one of the main active ingredients used to control insect pests — in 2023, which means there are several factors that need to be considered in planning for managing insects, such as flea beetles and grasshoppers. Lambda-cy products,… Read More

Pop quiz: do dry conditions automatically mean a dialling back of nitrogen rates on corn? This is a tricky question to answer as very dry conditions for prolonged periods can impact yield potential, but dry conditions also mean nitrogen is less available to the plant, so it’s a tough call. For the answer to why… Read More

 

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