Thanks for tuning into this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson to discuss a number of topics including nitrogen loss, planting corn, and more! We will also hear from Shad Milligan with Syngenta Canada on why you should consider… Read More

Wheat seed placed in a furrow across a field spells possibility to a farmer, but to diseases that lurk in the soil, wheat seed is food, not a potential crop. Using untreated wheat seed means that each seed could be vulnerable to seed- and/or soil-borne diseases, explains Shad Milligan, Seedcare technical lead for Syngenta Canada…. Read More

Pulse growers challenged with seedling disease pressure will have a new treatment option in Vibrance Total seed treatment from Syngenta Canada. With five modes of action, Syngenta says this product offers broad-spectrum disease control against multiple pulse diseases, including pythium and ascochyta blight. Vibrance Total features a new active ingredient, picarbutrazox, that delivers protection against… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson to discuss a number of topics including: the (torrential!) rain out in Ontario, spinner spreaders, managing sandy soil, and much more! We will then hear an interview… Read More

For many areas of Western Canada, the soil is still quite cool, or only just beginning to warm up. However, just because there’s not a lot of biological activity going on in the soil, doesn’t mean the risk for soil-borne disease goes away. As Shad Milligan of Syngenta explains in our latest Wheat School episode,… Read More

When it comes to talking insects — like many other aspects of agriculture — the threat level can be quite regional. What are the weather conditions like? What’s the soil type like? What’s tillage like? What’s the rotation history? The list goes on and on. Wireworms are no different. However, as discussed on the April… Read More

Wireworms are one of the pests that come with a lot of speculation and misinformation for many farmers.  Patchy stands are often blamed on poor seed or conditions when the blame should be placed on wire worms.  Dr. Bob Vernon’s research shows that wire worms are not isolated to the light brown soil zone of… Read More

 

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