July 10, 2024

Wheat School: Fusarium head blight 101 — field history & weather combine to create risk

Fusarium head blight grows on old, infected crop residues, which is the primary source of this disease. Weather conditions have also been ideal for disease development. While these are the ideal conditions for the pathogen...

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July 10, 2024

Pulse School: Weed stage drives in-crop herbicide timing

Different pulse crop types need a different weed-free window to reach maximum yield potential. To unpack the various scenarios and considerations of pulse crop weed management, RealAgriculture’s Amber Bell is joined by Mik...

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July 10, 2024

Pulse School: Pulling the fungicide trigger on ascochyta (mycosphaerella blight)

In this Pulse School video, filmed at the 2024 Manitoba Crop Diagnostic School, Dennis Lange, pulse and soybean specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, demonstrates how to use a decision worksheet published by Manitoba Pulse...

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July 04, 2024

Wet conditions stoke sclerotinia fears

Manitoba canola producers are hoping this season will echo last year’s scarcity of sclerotinia, but recent wet conditions may have laid groundwork for the fungus to return. Producers looking to win the fight against sclero...

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June 28, 2024

Wheat School: Considering nymph counts in grasshopper control thresholds

As discussed in this Wheat School episode with James Tansey, provincial entomologist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, there are 85 species of grasshoppers with only four of them being pests of concern in cereal c...

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June 28, 2024

Wheat School: Be on alert for stripe rust

In this Wheat School, Dr. Kelly Turkington, plant pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, says that stripe rust spores can travel from the Pacific Northwest to southern Alberta in just half a day. Spores can tra...

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June 28, 2024

Canola School: Maximizing yields with early season scouting

There are two main things that a producer is looking for when early season scouting: one is to measure the success of the seeding operation, including how many plants are coming out of the ground versus how many were seede...

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June 28, 2024

Wheat School: Timing harvest for fusarium-infected winter wheat

On this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, Peter Johnson looks at the Fusarium Head Blight Index, a new tool that growers can take to the field to determine which fields are at the highest risk for yield loss and deo...

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June 24, 2024

Pulse School: Pea leaf weevil damage happens below ground

In this Pulse School episode, Jay Byer, manager and agronomist with Gateway Research Organization, explains how to scout for the weevil, what damage the pest can do, and what farmers can do about managing the pest.

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June 23, 2024

Pulse School: Is it aphanomyces?

For this episode of the Pulse School, RealAgriculture’s Amber Bell heads to a pea field with Meagen Reed, agronomy manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, to talk about determining if what is happening is in fact aphanomy...

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June 23, 2024

Wireworms remain persistent pest for producers

Once in a field, the farmer might fight wireworms for over a decade. Foliar insecticides don’t work. Wireworms are larvae of the family of insects known as click beetles, named for the sound they make when placed on their ...

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June 13, 2024

The Agronomists: Sclerotinia & white mould with Chris Manchur & Rob Miller

Watch this RealAgriculture episode on sclerotinia and white mould featuring Chris Manchur of the Canola Council of Canada, and Rob Miller, as host Lyndsey Smith asks the experts for tips on how to best manage the disease i...

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June 13, 2024

Pulse School: Navigating pulse disease pressure in the face of Group 11 resistance

Bethany Wyatt says that Group 11 resistance is not new, as resistant ascochyta in chickpeas and anthracnose in lentils were confirmed in the early 2000s, and resistant mycosphaerella blight of peas was confirmed in 2008. F...

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