A taller than normal pulse crop in Western Canada this year could require a different approach for managing drydown. “This year we do have pulse crops that are enormous,” notes Rob Klewchuck, technical lead for Western Canada with Syngenta, in the video below. With tall plants and thick canopies, a desiccant like diquat (eg. Reglone… Read More

Anybody thinking of growing lentils or peas in Western Canada this year? Syngenta is introducing a new fungicide to help growers protect pulses from foliar diseases such as anthracnose, ascochyta blight, mycosphaerella blight and powdery mildew. Elatus features two modes of action — a combination of Syngenta’s new Group 7 fungicide known as Solatenol (benzovindiflupyr) and a… Read More

Every once in a while there’s something you see at a trade show that stops you in your tracks. In today’s world, that’s quite a feat considering the sheer volume of bells and whistles aimed at you to get your attention. This year, Syngenta had on display their “virtual agronomist” patterned after Robert Klewchuk, Syngenta’s… Read More

In this episode of the Wheat School, we head to Regina to talk with Syngenta Technical Field Manager Robert Klewchuk about control strategies for wild oats. Wild oats act as scavengers in your wheat stand. They can steal valuable nutrients from your crop, affecting yields and crop development. While a pre-seed burn has been effective… Read More

Saskatchewan has had some real challenges early in this cropping season. There are some bright spots that would even suggest ideal conditions with some needed timely showers.  These regional differences provide real challenges for the province as it attempts to manage the diverse cropping situations across the province. I was out shooting some wheat school… Read More

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