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

Today’s radio show/podcast was recorded on-location at Syngenta’s Grow More Tour at the Elm River Research Farm near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Highlights: Soybean breeding panel with Syngenta’s Jake Delheimer, Mike Tollefson and Doug Fotheringham on issues in the 2017 crop (IDC, dicamba drift) and where soybean breeding efforts are focused; Ted Labun on why… 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

Fusarium, fusarium, fusarium. It’s certainly on many minds right now, with fungicide season underway and all too fresh memories of fusarium-infected grain from 2016 Since you can’t really scout for the disease, we have to use models, such as the brand new risk tool launched by the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Climate Information… Read More

The FHB1 gene for fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance has been around for some time, but now it’s available in stronger agronomic varieties that deliver yield punch. That’s good news for North American wheat growers, says Bryan Gerard of Indiana-based Gerard Seed Solutions. In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Gerard explains that the FHB1… Read More

June 26 Agronomy Monday radio podcast highlights: Saskatchewan’s newly-crowned Outstanding Young Farmers, Derek and Tannis Axten; Canadian Grain Commission Commissioner Lonny McKague on plans to reduce CGC user fees and differences in DON test results between grain buyers; Dan Foster of Pride Seeds on what’s causing rootless corn syndrome in Ontario; OMAFRA’s Ben Rosser discusses… Read More

2016 was likely the worst year on record for fusarium head blight (FHB) infection in Western Canada, as the disease has spread west and north since becoming a problem in southern Manitoba in the early 1990s. According to the Canada Grain Commission’s harvest sample survey, almost a quarter of cereal samples in Alberta tested positive for… Read More

Are you looking to step up your fusarium control measures this spring? In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter Johnson reviews the basics of managing fusarium in Ontario’s wheat crop and also offers some tips on how growers can elevate their control efforts. For Johnson, effective fusarium control starts with the basics:… Read More

It’s another Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio! Shaun and Kelvin are back from Commodity Classic in San Antonio, and on to the Advancing Women in Ag Conference in Calgary… Today’s show includes the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s plans for crops developed using CRISPR gene editing technology, the impact of planter downforce on corn emergence, winter… Read More

 

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