A non-winter for much of Ontario and a milder-than-average early spring for parts of Western Canada has got farmers and entomologists on high alert. Parts of Ontario are as much as two or three weeks ahead of the 10-year average for growing degree accumulation, and because insect development is driven by heat, those first crops… Read More

True armyworms hungry for grassy plants, including wheat, have arrived in large numbers in parts of the Prairies this summer. The pest, which migrates north as a light brown moth, arrived in Manitoba during the last week of May, explains John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, in this armyworm-focused Wheat School episode filmed at the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, to discuss a number of topics including: grasshoppers, dandelion roots, and early bean emergence. We will then hear an interview Kara Oosterhuis had with Lyle Jensen of… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by Chip Flory, host of Agritalk, to discuss the spring wheat, corn and soybean markets. As well, Justin Funk of RealAgristudies is on to discuss the March results from the Canadian Farmer sentiment index. Don’t miss… Read More

Welcome to spring and to another edition of Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: John Gavloski, Manitoba Agriculture, giving us an update on the grasshopper forecast for Western Canada; Brad Walker, Belmont Farm Supply, on the fertilizer shipment disruptions in eastern Canada and what it means from a retailers point of… Read More

Why is it important to conserve beneficial insects? When is it time to “pull the trigger” on an insecticide application, and how does choice of insecticide influence populations of beneficial insects? John Gavloski, provincial entomologist at Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, says that to farm most economically and efficiently, the way insects are viewed and reacted… Read More

National Insect Appreciation Day, which falls on June 8 this year, is an online celebration for insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and entomology professionals, promoted by the Entomology Society of Canada. John Gavloski, provincial entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, recently joined Lyndsey Smith to talk about the day and how to show your appreciation (and… Read More

We’re likely biased, but entomology might be the most fascinating aspect of agronomy. To celebrate our tiny friends in the field — beneficial insects — this episode of The Agronomists features not two but three guests: Meghan Vankosky and Tyler Wist, both of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and John Gavloski with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource… Read More

For many, December is a time to reflect, to really sit back and look at what the previous months looked like. What were the highs? What were the lows? Despite 2020 being the year it was — and one I certainly won’t forget in my lifetime — it was also a whole lot of fun… Read More

 

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