Near the end of November and into December, Manitoba Agriculture will have its auction for Crown land leases. “The former Department of Agriculture conducted extensive consultations with stakeholders on the allocation of agricultural Crown lands,” says Blaine Pedersen, minister of agriculture and resource development. “The auction system is a fair and transparent approach that will… Read More

Manitoba Agriculture reports a new strain of clubroot has been identified in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. The soil-borne pathogen of canola and other brassica species have several pathotypes. The new strain of clubroot is identified as pathotype 3A, and is able to overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance in commercial canola varieties, says… Read More

Grasshoppers have proven to love Manitoba soybeans this season, and producers are starting to get anxious. With harvest approaching, it’s important to know the difference between grasshoppers that are pests and which ones aren’t, and to keep an eye on the pre-harvest intervals on products if a grower decides it’s economical to spray. As John… Read More

Unless you’re someone who has a soil pit dug on the farm, it’s rare to see more than the top few inches of soil. But what exists below has a significant impact on what happens above, and the better we understand the characteristics of our soil, the better we can manage its potential and limitations…. Read More

Did you know tillage erosion is the most significant erosive effect that’s seen on the Canadian prairies? Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, says that often the focus is around wind and water erosion when really, it should be tillage erosion. However, it’s not just how much you are tilling your land —… Read More

Today on the show: Meghan Vankosky, an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, explains what to look for when you sweep your crop; Dennis Lange, pulse and soybean production specialist with Manitoba Agriculture describes how to evaluate your soybean stand; and, Resident agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, is in to answer all your agronomic questions…. Read More