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Aug 14

Considerations for variable maturity conditions pre-harvest

Posted on Aug 14 By: Clair Langlois, Provincial Cereals Specialist

Heat waves and drought stress have once again occurred in Alberta this growing season. Some areas received very little rainfall until June or July.  This has brought on a flush of regrowth in the form of new tillers. These new tillers are making heads just a few inches from the soil surface (at the moment)

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Aug 14

Considerations for variable maturity conditions pre-harvest

Posted on Aug 14 By: Victoria Decker

Heat waves and drought stress have once again occurred in Alberta this growing season. Some areas received very little rainfall until June or July.  This has brought on a flush of regrowth in the form of new tillers. These new tillers are making heads just a few inches from the soil surface (at the moment)

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Aug 2

Crop report August 6, 2019

Posted on Aug 2 By: Leora Cohen

Peace region Overall crop rating: approximately 70% of both wheat and barley crops are rated good to excellent Moisture rating: the majority of the region is rated good or excellent, with some areas that are still excessively wet Crop stage: late flowering stage Disease and insect pressures: some grasshopper damage on canola has been reported

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Aug 2

Winter Wheat – what to consider for a successful crop

Posted on Aug 2 By: Clair Langlois, provincial cereals specialist

Winter wheat is one option to consider when planning a winter cereal field, but there are many factors to think about for a successful crop. “Winter wheat yields 15 to 20% higher than CWRS (spring wheat) and with the difference in its value – winter wheat averaging less per tonne – economically, it breaks out

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Aug 2

Nitrogen management and sources for winter wheat

Posted on Aug 2 By: Leora Cohen

Fertilizer application flexibility can allow producers to make better decisions about application timing, and may result in a more effective and efficient application. When soil moisture is adequate at the time of seeding, side band application of all nitrogen fertilizer can be considered, particularly in the Brown and Dark Brown soil zones where potential N losses

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Aug 2

Tools to increase winter wheat stand consistency

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Farmers strive for a more stable and consistent crop yield year after year. To achieve this, farmers utilize various agronomic tactics. Seeding rates in spring wheat and barley are a significant focus and using seed with a plumper kernel is typically perceived as having more potential. In addition, higher seeding rate and dual seed treatment come highly

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Aug 2

Stubble and rotation considerations for winter wheat in black soil zones

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

As discussions around increasing the number of crops in rotation become more and more prevalent, winter wheat continues to be a viable option to add to your rotation. However, it is important to add winter wheat in a way that provides the greatest opportunity for success.  Stubble selection is an important factor to consider. Canola

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Aug 2

Fall fungicides on winter wheat provide yield but don’t pay

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

To get the most out of our winter wheat crop, we want to provide the best start for the crop in the fall. Disease-free seed, appropriate stubble to plant into, seed treatments, appropriate seeding rates, and starter fertilizer top that list. However, will a fall season fungicide help the winter survivability of the wheat crop

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