Your regular RealAg Radio host is off for the week, so it’s time for the second string to step up. Today’s host is Lyndsey Smith, and tomorrow, you’ll hear from Kelvin Heppner. On today’s show, you’ll hear: John Gavloski, provincial entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, about National Insect Appreciation Day and how you… Read More

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAgRadio! On today’s show, you’ll hear from: John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, for the latest on insect pressure; Shawn Conley of the University of Wisconsin, about unlocking the secrets of soybeans; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, talking heat stress and timely rain; and, Justine Cornelsen with the Canola… Read More

Bertha armyworm larvae can come in many colours, ranging from green to brown-black, often later sporting an orange stripe along each side, and as they grow, so does the damage to the canola crop. According to the Canola Council of Canada, the worst damage tends to begin in July, as larvae moult through the last… Read More

By now you’re fully aware of the importance of monitoring insect pests in your canola. So, you’ve collected and assembled your sweep-net, now what? The standard technique for sweeping is one 180 degree sweep for every quick step through the canola field (accompanied by the odd fall, of course). Sounds simple (and perhaps slightly embarrassing), but… Read More