Thanks for tuning into this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by AGI SureTrack and Ag Growth International (AGI). Today’s show¬†features: Glen Lucas, general manager of B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, on the damage to cherries, peaches, and apples from the recent heatwave; An AGI SureTrack spotlight interview with Alicia Cowieson; A chat about… Read More

Environmental conditions this year are certainly conducive to grasshopper population growth, and some areas of the Prairies are finding this pest a major cause for concern. Dr. James Tansey, provincial entomologist for Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, joins host Shaun Haney in this episode of the Pests & Predators Podcast, to chat about the common species… Read More

Flea beetles are a common insect pest in early growing canola across the Prairies. There are two important species of concern for canola (and mustard) growers: the striped flea beetle and the crucifer flea beetle. “The feeding is indistinguishable, but the striped flea beetle comes up earlier,” says James Tansey, provincial entomologist with Saskatchewan Ministry… Read More