Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. Today’s show features: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy extension specialist for the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions; Albert Tenuta, plant pathologist at OMAFRA; Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Sprayers 101; Lyle Jensen, agronomist at AgroPlus; and, Dave Hooker, associate professor of cropping systems at University of Guelph-Ridgetown. Thoughts… Read More

Wet, humid weather across Ontario this summer has required many soybean growers to apply two fungicide applications to help control white mould. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs plant pathologist Albert Tenuta discusses best practices to help manage the yield-robbing disease, including canopy construction. Tenuta points… Read More

Some Ontario edible bean and soybean fields are being hard hit by root rots, causing large patches of dead, dying, or highly stressed plants. The recent hard rains in some areas of the province have favoured root rot infection. Depressions or areas of high compaction or poor drainage tend to show the worst symptoms. Poor… Read More

Tar spot has moved through the U.S. Midwest, into Michigan and Wisconsin, and now officially calls Ontario home. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ plant pathologist Albert Tenuta has seen the evidence in a field near Ridgetown, Ont., and there are also reported sightings of the corn leaf disease in Lambton and Essex… Read More

Eagle-eyed agronomists and researchers in Ontario’s southern corn growing region have identified what they believe is tar spot, a disease that can reduce corn yields by 40 bushels an acre. The fungal disease has been steadily moving north out of the U.S., and researchers here have been anticipating the find for some time. Ontario Ministry… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More