As the federal government has announced it’s desire for a 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions, specifically from nitrogen, the name of the game now is, how? For this Wheat School episode, Dr. Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission, talks about the nitrogen cycle and takes a scientific approach to… 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

We hope you made it through some of the catastrophic storms that ripped through parts of Western Canada over the weekend. It brought torrential downpours, hail, plough winds, and even some tornados through areas of the Prairies. It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio, and on today’s episode, you’ll hear: Dr. Doug Baumann of Syngenta, on… Read More

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are used to control or modify plant growth processes. There are a few products on the market, and in the case of cereals, the most common PGR is used to influence the hormones responsible for cell elongation, which results in shorter, thicker stems. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Agronomic Research Scientist, Sheri… Read More

You may vary inputs based on field history or soil type, but have you considered treating your wheat differently, based on variety? It turns out that there are significant differences between how varieties respond to nitrogen, fungicide, and plant growth regulators. How a variety performs depends not just on its age, but where the background genetic… Read More

In theory, the application of a plant growth regulator to wheat should result in shorter, stronger plants that are less prone to lodging, enabling higher yield potential. In reality, it’s not that simple. “I wish it was a nice black and white, straightforward story, but it certainly isn’t,” says Sheri Strydhorst, who’s done extensive work… Read More

 

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