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Apr 30

Team Alberta welcomes new Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and looks forward to working together on farmers’ top priorities

Posted on Apr 30 By: Erin Tateson, Marketing Communications Coordinator

Today, Team Alberta welcomes the province’s new Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen. Team Alberta looks forward to working with Minister Dreeshen and fellow members of cabinet on advancing Alberta’s $6 billion crop sector. Minster Dreeshen is the Member-elect for the Innisfail – Sylvan Lake riding. Minister Dreeshen was raised in central Alberta on

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Apr 24

Malting barley varieties for feed end-use?

Posted on Apr 24 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager

Feed barley varieties have been known to have higher yields compared to malt barley varieties. Barley growers in Alberta, which produces about 50 per cent the barley grown in Canada, seed more malt barley varieties compared to feed because malt barley in most years will sell for a premium. However, malt barley which does not

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Apr 24

Mortality assessment

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Plenty of focus is put on 1000 kernel weights (TKW) seeding rates. Understanding your germination per cent and seedling vigor gives you an idea of how many viable seeds being seeded. However, when seeding based on TKW, per cent survival is unknown and final plant stand is therefore unknown due to factors such as soil

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Apr 24

New cereal fungicide available

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

At the beginning of April 2019, Bayer announced that their pulse fungicide ‘Delaro’ is now registered for use in cereals for the 2019 crop season. Delaro contains prothioconazole (group 3 found in Proline, Prosaro, and Raxil Pro) and trifloxystrobin (group 11 found in Stratego). Diseases controlled include Septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust, net and spot

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Apr 24

I’m using MicroEssentialsS15 (S15) or MicroEssentialsSZ (MESZ) with my cereals, what are my seed safe rates?

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

S15 (13-33-0-15S) and MESZ (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) are specialty fertilizer products designed by Mosaic Company. The seed safety with S15 and MESZ is higher than that of MAP, due to its lower salt index. With a 10 per cent SBU and clay loam, adding 100lbs/ac of either product in the seed row with cereals would be no

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Apr 24

Early season fungicides

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Multiple research projects have been conducted by Dr. Kelly Turkington of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) on early season fungicide. Results showed half or full rate fungicide applications at herbicide timing and half rate flag leaf fungicide applications on barley did not improve crop productivity, or reduce disease as compared to full rate at flag

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Apr 24

Advanced agronomics for barley production

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Higher market value for feed barley headed into the 2019 season has sparked discussion on whether we will see an increase of barley acres seeded in Alberta. Along with increased acres will come a desire to push yields with advanced agronomics such as higher seeding rates, in-crop nitrogen and multiple fungicide applications. But will these

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Apr 24

A fiscal look at seeding rate and germ for cereals

Posted on Apr 24 By: Alberta Barley

We all want to produce a crop that has 100 per cent of its full yield potential right from the start. Getting the seed into the ground at the proper seeding rate is just one way to ensure this happens. An estimation of germination set at 90 per cent is usually “good enough” for the

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Apr 24

Meet the new AWC research chair Janine Paly

Posted on Apr 24 By: Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations and Extension Manager

Janine Paly operates a mixed farm with her husband and two small young daughters in the Thorhild area. She was elected to the board of directors for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) in 2018. Janine joined the Paly family farm in 2007, after marrying her husband Ian. She grew up on her family farm near

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Apr 24

Phosphorus planning

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Phosphorus (P2O5) is a different beast compared to nitrogen and because of that, it should be managed differently. Long term is the key phrase for phosphorus planning. Too many times have I seen phosphorus plans that extend only one season long. A more balanced approach would be to plan three to four years (or greater)

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