Tag: Pam de Rocquigny

Manitoba farm groups to amend merger proposal and consider other collaboration models

Five Manitoba farm groups that published a proposal to amalgamate late last year have signed a second memorandum of understanding to continue exploring how they can work together. Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Association (MPSG), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat… Read more »

Five Manitoba Crop Associations Sign MOU to Merge

Five Manitoba crop associations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work towards merging into one organization. The agreement includes the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA), Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers Association (MPSG), Manitoba Flax Growers Association (MFGA), National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Association (MWBGA). The groups that… Read more »

Two Jobs in One — MB Corn & Cereal Groups Merge Management

Pam de Rocquigny, is the newly minted general manager of both the Manitoba Corn Growers Association and the Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association, the first time the groups have hired joint management for the groups. The former provincial cereal specialist spoke with Kelvin Heppner at the recent CropConnect conference to discuss the transition from… Read more »

De Rocquigny Hired as Joint GM for Manitoba Corn and Wheat & Barley Growers

The Manitoba Corn Growers Association and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have announced they’re hiring a shared general manager. After 16 years with Manitoba Agriculture, cereal crop specialist Pam de Rocquigny is moving on from her government extension role. She will replace Theresa Bergsma in the MCGA office, and take over the MWBGA responsibilities from… Read more »

Wheat School: How Many of Your Seeds Survived to Become Viable Plants?

How many of the seeds put in the ground by your airseeder or drill will actually emerge and become viable plants? Seedling mortality can vary greatly, but needs to be considered when determining seeding rates, assessing emergence and when planning for next year. A 5 to 10 percent mortality rate is often assumed when calculating… Read more »

Wheat School: To Treat or Not to Treat, Is It a Question?

For some growers, treating wheat seed is a no-brainer, while others still choose to forego a treatment and the input cost that comes with it. So how do you decide? With seeding ramping up for another spring, Pam de Rocquigny, cereal crop specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, joins us in the field… Read more »

Crops Get Knocked Down; Will They Get Up Again? A Look at Yield and Quality Impacts From Early Lodging

Wind and rain have taken a toll on some of the best-looking cereal crop acres in Western Canada and the northern U.S. over the last few weeks. Large sections of wheat, barley and oat fields have been knocked flat (some several times) in parts of southern Manitoba and North Dakota. Yield losses from lodging can range… Read more »

Will this Crop Recover? Management Decisions for Water Logged Crops

Farmers from a wide swath of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are slogging through washed out roads, flooded homes and submerged fields after a weekend of rain that dumped from three to over seven inches of water over the southeast and west portions, respectively, of those provinces. For many crops, the water is simply too much —… Read more »

My Winter Wheat is Written Off — Now What?

While winter wheat is a darn hardy crop — just 15 plants per sq. foot growing in the spring can reach a very respectable yield potential — there are times when crops just don’t make it through. The southwest corner of Manitoba is reporting some winter wheat issues, and crop insurance adjusters are out evaluating… Read more »

Wheat School: Winter Wheat Variety Selection & Nitrogen Management

In the first part of our interview with MAFRI Cereal Specialist Pam de Rocquigny we spoke about some of the critical elements involved in seeding winter wheat: 1. What kind of stubble you’re going to seed into. 2. How deep you should seed. 3. Weed and volunteer crop control. SEE MORE WHEAT SCHOOL. In this… Read more »

Wheat School – Winter Wheat: Stubble Selection, Seeding Depth & Weed Control

One of the things farmers learn very early is that you can’t control every variable involved in growing your crop, so you should focus on what you can control. When planting winter wheat, there’s no telling what the season will bring, so you focus on making the best choices available to you from the start…. Read more »