The major chemical companies have been busy creating new fungicides to help growers control diseases in their major crops.  Here’s a peek at a couple of the more interesting ones. BASF recently introduced Twinline Fungicide for broad-spectrum disease control in wheat, oats and barley. As the name implies, Twinline contains two popular fungicide modes of… Read More

Wheat School - Fungicide Spraying & Nozzle Selection - Helmut Spieser, OMAFRA

With all this wet weather, disease concerns start to come into play, and protection against things like septoria, powdery mildew, and fusarium head blight become very important. As we look at providing that protection, proper application becomes critical. When spraying fungicides there are many considerations that need to be taken into account. Nozzle selection, nozzle… Read More

Wheat School: Selecting Nozzles for Fungicide Application To Maximize Effectiveness

With the supremely wet weather that has been significantly delaying corn and soybean. Another one of the impacts of this wet weather is the need to consider fungicides for your wheat crop.  Wet conditions tend to bring on disease and that can dampen your yield expectations if not handled accordingly. Phil Needham is a leading… Read More

The Eighth Deadly Sin

By Dick Haney There is now an eighth deadly sin – the sin of allowing ourselves to be fearful because of sensationalism and misinformation. The seven deadly sins which are anger, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony have been used to define those human shortcomings and pitfalls that we all face and must deal… Read More

CWB Election 2010 = Boring!!!

By Shaun Haney Did you know that the Canadian Wheat Board Elections are winding down in the next week.  I really like elections because they tend to provide debate and strong conflictive view points on many different issues.  The current CWB election is not conflictive, confrontational or interesting at all. There are no candidates talking… Read More

My Visit to Manitoba and What I Saw and Heard

By Shaun Haney I spent the day in the Winnipeg area today and it is quite clear that Manitoba is closer to Ontario in the crop cycle than it’s western province neighbours.  In my opinion the crops that I saw are a good two and maybe three weeks ahead of Alberta. I saw many canola… Read More

CropWeek 2010 - Ron Brand - The Potential of Glenn Wheat

Fusarium has become a massive concern for many wheat growers on the prairies.  Fortunately many plant breeders in both Canada and the US are truly focused on providing higher tolerances in new varieties.  Many potential agronomic issues can be solved thru plant breeding but the challenge is that it takes time.  Plant breeding is not… Read More

Trevor Nysetvold from BioVision Seed Lab, talks about some of the early seed quality results from the fall 2009 harvest.  Obviously harvest is dragging on for many producers but Trevor says that the early results are interesting.  Trevor talks about germination and fusarium results so far. Trevor recommends sampling procedures for farmers to get the… Read More

Richard Phillips - Executive Director of the Grain Growers of Canada on Biotech Wheat

This afternoon I talked to Richard Phillips, Executive Director of the Grain Growers of Canada about the possible introduction of biotech wheat to the agricultural system. The Grain Growers of Canada were members of the Biotech Wheat Coalition that is trying to push the international community to support biotech wheat. Shaun: Why is the Grain… Read More

Biotech Wheat Coalition is Formed to Push the Need For Biotech Wheat

Canadian, Australian and American wheat organizations have formed the Biotech Wheat Coalition “in support for more efficient, sustainable and profitable production of wheat around the world”. See the Joint Statment Here As RealAgriculture.com has discussed before the need for biotech wheat is rising and the usual roadblocks are presenting themselves as discussed by the Canadian… Read More

 

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