Several reports of poor regrowth on second- or later-year alfalfa in the Niagara and other Ontario regions seems to be caused by one culprit: alfalfa weevil. Agronomists are reporting scouting fields that have already reached threshold for the pest (see photos below). Because of early season heat, some established fields of alfalfa were cut relatively… Read More

Today’s show is coming at you from the PRIDE Seeds tent at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont.! On-farm activism, the federal election and labour issues – an update from Keith Currie, president, Ontario Federation of Agriculture; Conditions in Ontario, with Drew Thompson, market development agronomist with PRIDE Seeds; Agronomic Panel – resident agronomist… Read More

Have you ever discovered small, misshapen, poorly pollinated corn ears mixed in with a field of impressive, high-yielding cobs? PRIDE Seeds agronomist Drew Thompson received a call in August from a grower telling just this story. When Thompson visited the field he noted that no nutrient deficiencies were apparent (no firing or discolouration) so out came… Read More

A clean start at planting can mean a fall herbicide application, even well into October if conditions are right. Fall weed control is the equivalent of a pre-plant burn-off for winter wheat, for one, but it’s also the best time to get a hold of several weeds, including perennials like dandelion and constantly germinating Canada… Read More

 

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