With T3 fungicide application timing approaching to control fusarium in Ontario’s wheat crop, many growers are wondering whether to spray or not to spray. With the hot, dry Ontario weather pushing into late May, there’s little or no disease in the crop and disease levels could decline further if moisture continues to be scarce. For… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy specialist at Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on temperature changes; Wes Anderson joins us for a SWAT product spotlight; Rob Miller of BASF talks about managing pre-emergence herbicide applications in dry conditions; and, Michael Wunsch of North Dakota… Read More

Dry spring planting conditions have many growers wondering how their soil-applied residual herbicides will perform, as the weather continues to heat up with little meaningful rain in sight. Research by University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema indicates pre-emergence herbicides will still deliver significant value for growers in dry spring conditions. He notes that… 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

Plenty of things are showing signs of life right about now in Ontario, including the weeds. To determine how to control these yield-robbing plants in the weeks ahead, Bernard Tobin is joined by Rob Miller, agronomist at BASF, in this episode of the Corn School. Typically, a conversation on spring weed control is determined by what… Read More

Welcome to this agronomic information-packed Monday episode of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Some of the conversation between Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf, from a recent episode of The Agronomists; Pre- and post-emergent herbicide tips for soybeans with Rob Miller of BASF Canada Pulse crop planning with disease management top-of-mind, with Jenn Walker,… Read More

When it comes to getting ready to combine soybeans and applying a pre-harvest burndown to your crop, there are two parts to the conversation — desiccation and weed control. There are some important things to know about each part and in this episode of Soybean School, Bernard Tobin is here to cover both of them,… Read More

If you applied a pre-emergent herbicide before planting your corn and didn’t get the moisture to activate it, don’t despair and don’t feel like you’ve thrown some money down the drain. You still get weed control during that critical weed-free period, says Rob Miller, technical development manager with BASF. As you can see in this… Read More

Crop researchers and agronomists are encouraging Ontario farmers to continue to follow established stewardship recommendations when using dicamba herbicides. Last week, a U.S. court decision to cancel the registration of in-crop use of dicamba herbicides left regulators, product manufacturers, herbicide applicators and farmers scrambling to understand the ramifications of the ruling and the implications for… Read More

It’s the first day of the work week, and you know what that means — it’s Agronomic Monday! We’ve got wall-to-wall agronomy content for you today. On today’s show, you’ll hear: Justine Cornelsen of the Canola Council of Canada, on verticillium stripe and why scouting for the disease will be critical; Andrew Reid of BASF,… Read More

Strip tillage for corn continues to gain momentum as more growers cultivate strips to reduce total tillage and place seed and fertilizer in soil that warms faster prior to planting. But what about weed control? How do growers keep yield-robbing weeds at bay in these cultivated strips and optimize the potential of the growing environment… Read More

It’s mid-April and the weeds are growing in eastern Canada. Overall, good weather has many fields one month ahead of schedule, and in some cases, two months ahead of backward 2019 spring conditions, notes BASF agronomist Rob Miller. That means it’s time for growers to tackle perennial weeds and winter annuals like Canada fleabane before… Read More

 

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