On this episode of The Agronomists, two entomologists and a real-live insect join voice-less host Lyndsey Smith to cover so many of the pest problems that popped up on the Prairies this growing season. James Tansey, of Saskatchewan Agriculture, and Tyler Wist, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, cover the grasshopper lifecycle and threats for ’24,… Read More

Insect problems often come in cycles, waves, and even by stiff breezes. Knowing which pests are carried in, purposefully march in, or overwinter is key to determining when in the year to begin scouting and where to look. From sticky traps to sweep nets, the insect population in any crop is staggering. But not all… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show you’ll hear an interview from a recent Corn School episode with Bernard Tobin and Jason Deveau, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, on if it pays to spray with drop hoses. Then listen to an insect… Read More

Insect pests can make or break a season. There are many factors that contribute to pest population levels and that complicates the possible control decisions, from what chemicals can be used and if levels require it. Dr. James Tansey, entomologist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, says that there are several possible pests to look… Read More

 

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