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

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

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