Welcome to the latest episode of The Canola PODcast, sponsored by InVigor® hybrid canola from BASF! In this episode, host Shaun Haney, founder of RealAgriculture, delves into the topic of clubroot with Russell Trischuk, Regional Technical Services Manager with BASF, and Leighton Blashko, a Senior Technical Service Specialist and clubroot lead for BASF Canada. They… Read More

Canola has a very high sulphur need, unlike most other annual crops. Sulphur is relatively mobile in the soil, but not in the plant. It’s also a nutrient that comes in a readily-available and slow-release form. All told, sulphur management of canola takes some careful planning and forethought, with a few key cautions thrown in…. Read More

For many in Western Canada, making it through the Victoria Day long weekend often means we are in the clear from Jack Frost. We also know with every anecdotal rule comes an exception. Part of the central Prairies did see low to freezing temps late this season and that’s prompted several questions about if there’s… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by PRIDE Seeds! Today’s show host Shaun Haney is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, to talk about the snow that has arrived in the east and how it impacts the rest of the corn harvest and… Read More

The ground may freeze and the plants stop growing, but there’s no “off season” for good agronomy. Just because the crop is in the bin, doesn’t mean we should stop thinking about how to improve production. The way to do that, says Leighton Blashko of BASF, is to think of the 5 Ws of planning… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this “spooky” Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! Today’s show host, Lyndsey Smith, is joined by Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson of RealAgriculture, on phantom yield loss (and voice loss!), subsoil moisture trouble, and ultra, ultra early wheat in the West. We will also hear a discussion on 4R nutrient stewardship… Read More

Fall fertility is a small part of the entire agronomy plan, but an important one. As we begin to feel the cool nip of fall in the air, there are plenty of decisions to make when it comes to fertility plans, says Leighton Blashko of BASF. With these fertility considerations and planning comes the 4Rs:… Read More

Despite the calendar date, many areas of the Prairies haven’t seen a killing frost this fall, which means the window for fall weed control is still open. As producers, agronomists, and everyone in-between are surveying fields, the perennial weeds are likely getting noticed. As Leighton Blashko, technical service specialist with BASF, says, there’s still time… Read More

I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately, as I’m sure many of you have been too — I’m not sure how we’re at the end of December already. Although the last couple of weeks have shown some true winter temperatures, it has been abnormally warm (and dry) in my area, which I’m convinced has… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Leighton Blashko, senior technical service specialist at BASF, talks canola storage considerations on a recent Canola School episode; A clip from last week’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Dr. Merrin Macrae of the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Jeff Schoenau of… Read More

Even in a year where harvest weather was dry, understanding how canola cools and dries in storage is key to avoiding a big wreck in the bin. Leighton Blashko, senior technical service specialist at BASF, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode, to talk about the factors that will affect safe canola storage this… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Craig Drury, soil management and soil biochemist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Harrow, Ont., on what happens when soybeans are too tight in the rotation; Dr. Alan Blaylock, senior agronomist with Nutrien, with an eKonomics product… Read More

Any time you’re growing canola, and any field you’re growing it in, clubroot should be on your mind. For Leighton Blashko, senior technical specialist at BASF Canada, the two most important things when it comes to this yield-robbing disease are sanitation and avoidance. In this Canola School episode, Blashko and field editor Kara Oosterhuis talk about… Read More

Welcome to a new week of RealAg Radio! On this Monday edition of the show, we’re focused on agronomy. You’ll hear: Dr. Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist at Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on achieving the correct seeding rate; Leighton Blashko, agronomist at BASF, on residue management ahead of canola seeding; Rob Miller, agronomist at… Read More

 

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