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Fungicide reductions challenge potato growers

March 29, 2020

Regulatory changes by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) are limiting fungicide options for Ontario potato farmers. That means more cost and more chance of resistance, says Darin Gibson with Gaia Consulting Ltd. ...

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Resistance management is of utmost importance for cucurbit downy mildew

March 16, 2020

Re-evaluation of chlorothalonil has reduced the number of applications for cucurbit growers from seven to two. CDM has become resistant to other single-site fungicides meaning the available fungicides must be used appropri...

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Soybean cyst nematode: Managing the ‘silent yield robber’

March 09, 2020

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a new-to-Manitoba soybean issue that’s the No. 1 soybean pest in North America, and one a U.S. specialist calls the silent yield robber. Find out more on the pest from this Manitoba Cooperato...

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Corn School: Tracking tar spot's northern march

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Potassium deficiency in soybeans

January 31, 2020

Prolonged dry weather conditions bring the potential for potassium deficiency, especially in soybeans that require a lot of potassium, and remove up to 1.4 lb. per bushel. Find out more on recognizing the symptoms of potas...

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Corn School: Diplodia leaf streak heading north

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Corn School: Changing weather patterns create pest challenges

December 31, 2019

Changing weather patterns played havoc with corn planting and harvest in 2019 and they also affected insect cycles and how pests impacted the crop. Find out more on how it impacted western bean cutworm and corn earworm fro...

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Soybean School: Gall midge heading north

December 20, 2019Read Article

Corn School: Distinguishing tar spot from common rust

November 29, 2019

On this episode of the RealAgriculture Corn School, AlbertaTenuta explains that tar spot has made a rapid trek through the U.S. Midwest and into Michigan, but OMAFRA surveys, researchers, agronomists, and growers have yet ...

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Soybean School: Manage soybean cyst nematode to reduce risk of sudden death syndrome

October 27, 2019Read Article

2019 ON grain corn ear mould & deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxin survey

October 27, 2019

OMAFRA field crop specialists in collaboration with Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and members of the Ontario Agri-Business Association (OABA) have completed the annual Provincial corn ear mould and mycotoxin survey. Read ...

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Soybean School: Managing manganese deficiency

October 13, 2019

On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan explains why manganese is often unavailable in the soil and offers tips on how growers can identify plants and fields suffering ...

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Caution urged after soy disease found in MB

October 07, 2019

There’s no need to panic. Soybean cyst nematode, a parasitic worm, has officially arrived in Manitoba, but the world hasn’t ended for soybean growers in the province. Read more on the pest and its arrival from this Western...

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