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

Syngenta recently rolled out Miravis, a brand new fungicide available for the 2020 growing season. RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Syngenta Canada’s Randy Retzlaff at the Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, Sask., to talk about Miravis Ace — a version of the fungicide that is targeted at spring wheat, winter wheat, and durum wheat…. 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

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

 

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