We’ve got a great Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio for you today. You’ll hear: Robyne Bowness Davidson, pulse crop specialist at Lakeland College, on the critical weed-free period and herbicide carryover; Matt Chapple, market development agronomist at PRIDE Seeds, on getting soybeans off to a good start; Joanna Follings, cereals specialist at OMAFRA, and… Read More

For many, December is a time to reflect, to really sit back and look at what the previous months looked like. What were the highs? What were the lows? Despite 2020 being the year it was — and one I certainly won’t forget in my lifetime — it was also a whole lot of fun… Read More

According to weather experts, the Prairies are in for a long fall and good remaining harvest weather. It’s the perfect opportunity for fall field work, and it’s also good time to go out and take stock of what’s happening in your fields. “This fall gives us an opportunity we haven’t had in the past, without… Read More

Fungicides play a key role in helping manage disease in pulse crops across the Prairies. But growers need to be vigilant to prevent fungicide resistance and ensure they have the tools required to fight yield-robbing diseases, says Alberta Agriculture and Forestry pulse research scientist Robyne Bowness Davidson. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School,… Read More

While RealAg Radio host is off to Agritechnica, stand-in host Lyndsey Smith, has a jam-packed show, featuring: Sheep nutrition with Dr. Dan Morrical (don’t worry, it’s applicable to all livestock); A super cheeky update from Agritechnica with Shaun Haney and Jason Stroeve; The first episode of the Sharp Edge with Bern Tobin and Greg Stewart;… Read More

Myscosphaerella blight — more commonly known as ascochyta — can cause significant devastation in pea, lentil, chickpeas and even faba bean crops. Robyne Bowness Davidson, research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, says in this Pulse School episode that farmers should be out scouting for ascochyta just before the crop starts flowering. “You can certainly… Read More

With variable conditions across the prairies, pulse crop development also varies, but many fields are either in flowering, or beginning to flower. In this Pulse School episode, Robyne Bowness-Davidson, pulse research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, fills us in on what she’s been seeing so far this season, and what growers should be keeping… Read More

For parts of Western Canada, the rain keeps on pouring. Early wet conditions could be conducive to root rot problems in pulses. Fortunately, for three of the four main culprits —rhyzoctonia, fusarium and pythium, the plants will generally grow through the vulnerable early seedling stage if a seed treatment has been applied, notes Robyne Bowness-Davidson, pulse… Read More

As peas and fababeans emerge, at least one potentially devastating pest already has made an appearance — the pea leaf weevil. In this Pulse School episode, we talk about how to deal with the weevils if you are seeing them now, economic thresholds for control, and how to avoid them in the future. Pulse research… Read More

Round one of fungicide application is done, but it’s starting to wear off and conditions are still conducive for disease. Knowing what your peas and/or lentils are worth this year, do you take the sprayer out or hire a plane for a second fungicide application? It’s a scenario growers in parts of Western Canada are finding… Read More

 

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