Have you ever wondered if the weeds in the field have a greater impact than just taking up nutrients. Is it possible that the weeds in the field have a greater impact on yield than we first thought? Dr. Clarence Swanton, Professor at the University of Guelph has been researching how corn plants and weeds… Read More
The most attractive and popular booth this year at the London Farm Show was the Syngenta Crop Protection booth. With a booth full of live corn plants under heat lamps, many farmers were drawn to the bright green plants. Nothing gets farmers motivated and excited more than than the opportunity to see a live plant… Read More
I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage. It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting. Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself… Read More
When the canola canopy is thick and moisture is abundant applying fungicide is necessary. Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada helps you go through the process of why or why not in terms of applying fungicide this season. See more of the Canola School
Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada takes a close look at what bugs we find in the bug sweep net. Cabbage seed pod weevils and lygus bugs can cause real havoc on the canola crop and Matt helps you identify them.
Finding out what pests are in your canola field starts with sweeping for bugs. It is essential that you do it correctly if you want to monitor the threshold levels. Matt Stanford demonstrates the proper technique in the following video.
This spring, I met with Lillian Schaer of FoodandFarmingCanada.com , to discuss some of the issues related to the urban pesticides ban in Ontario. I was first exposed to this issue during an interview that I did with Jay Bradshaw, President of Syngenta Canada. The following is an update on the situation.The following was Submitted… Read More
In the last two weeks I have been asked one thing constantly. Is it too cold to spray? Well if we are below zero every night then yes. I know that this is a problem right now but we also have to look at what we are trying to get rid of. When it comes… Read More
I get asked all of the time whether a grower should do a preseed burn off and my answer is always, “when do you want to spend your money? Up front or at spraying time.” I do get a lot of weird looks when I say that reply but it is true. I have walked… Read More