Tag: Clint Jurke

Canola School: Blackleg Resistance Gene Labels On the Way

Canola seed in Canada could soon come with a label describing the variety’s blackleg disease resistance package, similar to the labeling system used in Australia. After around four years of discussions between seed companies, researchers, and growers, an agreement-in-principle has been reached on blackleg resistance labeling, says Clint Jurke, agronomy director with the Canola Council of Canada,… Read more »

TWORA — CPP Buys Stake in Viterra, Soybean Seed Uncertainty and SaskParty Gets Re-Elected — April 7

From the Canada Pension Plan buying a stake in Viterra to the SaskParty easily winning the provincial election earlier this week to the big question mark hanging over Monsanto’s new Xtend soybean seed heading into planting season, here’s this week’s podcast recapping what’s happened in Canadian agriculture. We hear from Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart… Read more »

New Canola Disease Given a More Suitable Name: Verticillium Stripe

There’s a new name for the canola disease that first showed up in Canada in a research plot in Manitoba in 2014. Caused by the fungus Verticillium longisporum, the disease was referred to by its common name in Europe: verticillium wilt. The problem is it doesn’t appear to cause wilting in canola. “The symptoms that we’re… Read more »

This Week on RealAg — The November 8th Edition

Well, it’s official. The busy winter conference season is upon us, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. This week, the RealAgriculture.com team took in Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., and the first-ever Cereals North America conference. Also on this week was the Royal in Toronto, and though we didn’t make it there, we did… Read more »

Canola School: Lygus Bug Scouting & Control, Plus an Update on Cabbage Seedpod Weevil

The canola crop across Western Canada can be summed up in one word: variable. Ranging from full flower to swathed, the bulk of the crop is creeping through maturity after several weeks of cool summer temperatures. As a late summer push of warm weather descends, farmers need to be vigilant in protecting the turning crop… Read more »

Canola School: Swath Timing Decisions on Branched Plants and Big Acres

In a perfect world, all canola fields would have uniform maturity and one large, heavily podded main stem, making swath timing decisions easy peasy. The reality, of course, is that emergence problems, hail events and heat stress can all cause maturity variability, excessive branching or yield-heavy secondary stems that need to be included in the… Read more »

Canola School: A Disease Roundup — Blackleg, Sclerotinia and Clubroot, Oh My!

Let’s put the gong show of a canola crop that was 2012 behind us and look ahead to 2013. Except that we can’t entirely, because much of what plagued the crop this year is likely to be a factor next year (the one wild card being aster yellows). Clint Jurke, agronomist with the Canola Council… Read more »

What Killed Your Canola? It Pays to Find Out

Blackleg, a fungal disease of canola, is getting away with murder. That’s right, murder. This fall, dead, brittle canola plants at swathing or harvest are being attributed, sometimes very wrongly, to sclerotinia infection when, in fact, blackleg is to blame. It’s likely been happening for years, Clint Jurke, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of… Read more »

Canola School: What Has Clubroot Taught the Canola Industry?

The clubroot problem is growing, and it’s not a matter that can be avoided any more. So what has the canola industry at large learned from clubroot? I discussed the clubroot issue with Clint Jurke of the Canola Council of Canada and found a number of things that we’ve learned from the experience. First, we have found that… Read more »