When heavy summer rains arrive, Albert Tenuta’s phone starts to ring. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs plant pathologist started hearing from growers across the province in late June as soil-borne disease moved into many soybean fields after a series of pounding rain events. When soybeans get wet feet in early summer,… Read More

Soybeans don’t like wet feet, and when rain is plentiful in June and July, saturated soils typically lead to an increase in fungal seedling diseases. Four of the most common culprits are pythium and phytophthora root rots as well as rhizoctonia and fusarium. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Soybean School, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,… Read More

Welcome to the Canola PODcast, sponsored by InVigor® hybrid canola from BASF. In this episode, we delve into the topic of managing canola diseases, including clubroot, blackleg, and verticillium stripe. Joining us for this informative discussion are three Senior Technical Services Specialists with BASF: Allison Bishop, Leighton Blashko, and Jeanette Gaultier. In this episode, we… Read More

Unfortunately, when it comes to Mother Nature, there’s no equality in the weather. Regardless, #harvest23 for winter cereals is underway in parts of Eastern Canada, and will continue through the country in the upcoming weeks. There are a few things Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson wants to hit on before everyone is in full-blown harvest mode,… Read More

There’s plenty of research data that shows applying a T3 fungicide to winter wheat will deliver a yield benefit, even in a dry growing season. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson says dry growing conditions tend to drive down fusarium head blight and other disease pressure, resulting in less yield loss, but the fungicides also increase the… Read More

It’s been a dry spring in Ontario and many growers are asking whether it makes sense to invest in a T3 fungicide for winter wheat. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter Johnson notes that across the province, the crop has received below-average rainfall and the potential for yield-robbing fusarium head… Read More

It’s summertime, says Peter Johnson, host of Wheat Pete’s Word. Well, maybe not quite, but it’s sure feeling a heck of a lot more like spring out there. In this week’s episode of the Word, Johnson discusses erosion and tillage, record temperatures, a positive attitude, and more. Have a question you’d like Johnson to address… Read More

Winter is a great time to recalibrate your approach to managing wheat diseases and applying fungicides. That’s the message Penn State University plant pathologist Alyssa Collins shared with agronomists attending the Ontario Certified Crop Advisors annual meeting earlier this month. It’s a dormant period for humans and also for fungi and plants, says Collins. “So… Read More

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Canola PODcast, sponsored by InVigor hybrid canola from BASF. The series was designed to highlight useful tips and tricks growers can bring to their canola fields to help make every acre count. On this episode of the PODcast, Shaun Haney is joined by Nikki Vercaigne, Brand Manager for… Read More

 

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