Tag: Brunel Sabourin

Turning Drone Imagery Into Usable Information

Many farms have purchased entry level drones over the last few years with the aim of using them to make more informed crop management decisions (okay, and maybe also to take some nice farm yard photos and epic Facebook videos of machinery in action). But as Brunel Sabourin of Antara Agronomy explains in this video,… Read more »

Wheat School: Managing Nutrient Needs & Volunteer Weeds — Getting Winter Wheat Off to a Strong Start

With crop insurance deadlines passing, much of this fall’s winter wheat planting in Western Canada is complete. While winter conditions are beyond control, there are some practices that can mitigate the risk of winterkill and help the crop get off to a strong start, both now in fall and following snowmelt in spring. In this… Read more »

Wheat School: Top-Dressing Nitrogen to Boost Protein

With changes to the way wheat is marketed and the arrival of higher-yielding varieties, there’s growing interest in boosting wheat protein content with in-season nitrogen applications in Western Canada. The basic recipe is 10 gallons per acre of 28-0-0 with 10 gallons of water applied with a flat fan nozzle shortly after anthesis or flowering, explains Brunel… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks West — Ep. 15: Cutworms and Wireworms and Spraying, Oh My!

The first few weeks’ of crop growth are critical for two things — one, evaluating your seeding or planting pass; and, two, providing timely protection for the crop at its most vulnerable stage. In this special version of the Agronomy Geeks podcast, I’m joined by Brunel Sabourin, agronomic advisor with Cargill based at Morris, Man…. Read more »

When Should I Apply Anhydrous Ammonia?

When we consider the effects of dry weather, we tend to think mostly about germination and seeding, but the effects of prolonged dry conditions reach into other areas we may not consider. One of those secondary areas includes fall fertilizer application, in particular, anhydrous ammonia. While the Thanksgiving weekend finally delivered some much needed moisture… Read more »

Fall Weed Control Strategies In Dry Conditions

It’s the beginning of October and it has been dry, dry, dry for many parts of the Prairies. Winter wheat is struggling to germinate and there have been several devastating grass fires over the last month in Alberta and Manitoba. While there have been frosts, above normal daytime temps even just a week ago set… Read more »

Is There Hope for Late Germinating Winter Wheat?

A large part of the Prairies is dry. And when we say dry, we mean dusty dry down a few inches. No, not everywhere and, no, not like the U.S., but nearly the entire growing area of Manitoba could use a good drink. Farmers in parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta say the same. A dry… Read more »