Soybean aphid numbers are building quickly in several fields in Ontario, and farmers have already had to book an insecticide pass to get ahead of the pest. In this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson says reports have come in from the Milverton area and Eastern Ontario with aphids at or above threshold. It… Read More

Some Ontario edible bean and soybean fields are being hard hit by root rots, causing large patches of dead, dying, or highly stressed plants. The recent hard rains in some areas of the province have favoured root rot infection. Depressions or areas of high compaction or poor drainage tend to show the worst symptoms. Poor… Read More

We’ve got a jam-packed Agronomic Monday for you today. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy extension specialist with Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on heat stress and pests in wheat; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson on shoulder-high corn, wild weather in Ontario, and drowned edible bean crops; and, Jaeda Hoppe,… Read More