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Canola School: What Caused Premature Ripening? Tips for End of Season Scouting

While you’re in the field checking canola to see if it’s ready to be cut, or perhaps already swathing or harvesting it, it’s also a good time to assess the toll disease took on your crop. Sclerotinia, blackleg and clubroot can all cause premature ripening, as disease symptoms become more obvious at the end of the season,… Read more »

Corn School: Top Tips for Corn Disease Scouting

Several factors converge to increase the threat of diseases on a corn crop, from the history of a disease in the field, to the amount of residue, to the weather. Unfortunately, several corn diseases are carried by wind and can end up in your field whether you practice good rotation practices or not. Related: How… Read more »

New National Online Resource Helps Farmers Brush Up on Sprayers 101

You know them as @Nozzle_Guy and @Spray_Guy on Twitter, but Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau are also now hosting a national, online sprayer- and spraying-focused resource, Sprayers101.com. Ontario’s Deveau, spray application specialist with the ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, and Saskatchewan-based Wolf, have teamed up to provide a unique one-stop-shop for those looking… Read more »

TechTour: Gearing Down on High-Speed Spraying

On-farm efficiency is certainly a hot topic in today’s agricultural climate. But are we getting a little too keen for speed in the sprayer? We’ve heard often the importance of patience while seeding (check out the Canola School on seeding speed/depth from 2013), but sprayers are often exceeding 15mph in the field. This can have detrimental impacts… Read more »

Canola School: Sprayer Cleanliness Resolutions for 2015

One of the leading causes of herbicide injury in canola is insufficient sprayer cleaning, says Clark Brenzil, provincial weed control specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Whether due to drift or residue, herbicide injury can result in drastic yield losses, besides being an eye-sore to drive by. Related: Spray Tips with Tom Wolf — Ep. 6: 7 Steps to… Read more »

Three Tips For Managing Spray Drift

Poor spring weather inevitably leads to rushed planting and shorter spray windows. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food application technology specialist Jason Deveau says there are three keys to minimizing drift and getting the best return on your spraying dollar. In this video, Deveau and summer research student Tara Wiederman set up a spray trial… Read more »

Register Now for a Spray Operator Clinic with Tom Wolf

RealAgriculture and spray application specialist Tom Wolf, with AgriMetrix Research and Training,  have teamed up to bring two one-day sprayer clinics in April. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, the two events will take place in Saskatoon April 5th, and Brandon, April 12. The Brandon event is hosted and sponsored by Assiniboine Community College. The Saskatoon event… Read more »

Soybean School: Aphid Scouting, Beneficial Insect Counts & Control Tips

Soybean aphids don’t always cause a problem thanks, in part, to effective control products. But aphid numbers are cyclical despite good control and additional control is sometimes needed. That said, the pest can be kept in check with high populations of beneficial insects present, making scouting and re-scouting a critical means of protecting the soybean… Read more »

Tips for Pre-harvest Glyphosate and Desiccation

Lentils are the main crop that will get hit with Reglone (diquat) and I will touch on them first. Ideally the staging is so that the lowest third of the plant pods are rattling and the seed itself is hard and doesn’t split; the middle third of the plant will be hard and not juicy,… Read more »

Don’t Let Dicamba & 2,4-D Become Drifters

With new dicamba and 2,4-D herbicide options for corn and soybeans on the horizon, spray application specialist Tom Wolf notes there are some important management practices to consider. Both dicamba and 2,4-D are synthetic auxins, falling into the Group 4 classification of herbicides. Like others in the category, they induce abnormal and uncontrollable growth in susceptible plants by… Read more »

RealAgriculture team wins big at Canadian Farm Writers’ awards

The Canadian Farmer Writers’ Federation held its 2017 awards banquet in Quebec City on Saturday night. The banquet wraps up the annual three-day conference, which hosts agricultural communicators from across the country. The RealAgriculture team took home an armful of awards. Kelvin Heppner won gold in the audio category for his report chronicling Manitoba farmers… Read more »

Pulse School: It’s time to scout for ascochyta

When it comes to economic impact, ascochyta — also referred to as mycosphaerella blight — is a serious concern in peas, lentils and chickpeas. In this Pulse School episode, we talk to Nevin Rosaasen, about how to scout for ascochyta, and the importance of timing when it comes to fungicide application. “When you are going out… Read more »

Soybean School: Keeping Dicamba Application On Target

Growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant this spring to ensure dicamba herbicide hits targeted, glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans — and then stays put. In Part One of our series on dicamba stewardship, Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin and BASF Canada technical development manager Rob Miller discussed how a pre-plant application is the best strategy… Read more »

Soybean School: Pre-plant Application Best Strategy for Dicamba Tolerant Technology

In Canada, hundreds of thousands of acres will be planted to dicamba- and glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans this spring. That means growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant in their stewardship efforts to ensure dicamba herbicide hits the target when sprayed and stays put. See Related: EU Approves Imports of New Soybean Genetics In… Read more »

Corn School: Taking a Bite Out of Western Bean Cutworm

Western bean cutworm took a big bite out of many Ontario cornfields in 2016 as high populations of the pest caused increased levels of fusarium and gibberella ear rot. With the pest expected to overwinter and be a threat again in 2017, many growers are asking whether they need to spray and when. Real Agriculture… Read more »