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Aug 26

Can the peduncle determine cereal pre-harvest glyphosate timing?

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

The time for pre-harvest glyphosate on wheat and barley crops is right around the corner. Every year, discussion seems to be the same with the common question of ‘can the peduncle provide indication of appropriate pre-harvest glyphosate timing?’ Let’s break this question down. The label recommendation for pre-harvest glyphosate on wheat and feed barley is

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Aug 26

Winter wheat and overwintering stripe rust

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

During the 2020 growing season, Alberta witnessed numerous occurances of stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) in winter and spring seeded cereals. Symptoms were first noted in the southern parts of the province, blown in from the United States or Mexico. Later season signs of infection were seen in more northern parts of the province (Figure 1).

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Aug 26

Introduction – August 28

Posted on Aug 26 By: Jeremy Boychyn | MSc P.Ag | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

High temperatures over the past number of weeks along with a lack of precipitation accelerated crop maturity in many parts of the province. Every day, noticeable visual changes can be seen in all crops. Harvest is well under way in the southern part of the province with some farms already completing pulse and early seeded

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Aug 24

Team Alberta commends AFSC for providing a timely solution to Alberta farmers who have been impacted by excess moisture

Posted on Aug 24 By: Erin Tateson

Team Alberta thanks Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) and Minister Devin Dreeshen for the initiative announced last week that allows farmers with non-viable acres to apply for a refund of their 2020 hail premiums. Through discussions with Team Alberta, AFSC recognized the hardship and stress farmers in many areas of Alberta are experiencing due to

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Aug 14

A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta

Posted on Aug 14 By: Erin Tateson

Developed by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, this document is intended to provide information to Alberta farmers, regarding steps and procedures to address well site issues on their land.  Click the link below to learn more.  A Farmer’s Guide to Well Site Issues in Alberta 

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Aug 5

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network’s new website has your back

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Numerous insects play an economic role in the production of wheat and barley in Alberta. Cutworms, aphids, wireworms, grasshoppers, wheat midge, sawfly, and cereal leaf beetles are just a few of these. To minimize the potential impacts these pests can have on your crop you will want to be armed with knowledge of pest lifecycles,

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Aug 5

Grain declaration changes make delivering what you declare more important

Posted on Aug 5 By: Victoria Decker

Delivering what you declare is now more important than ever for farmers. Recent changes to grain declarations now include a legally binding agreement as required by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Farmers are encouraged to carefully read the new declarations for the 2020-2021 crop year.  In many cases, the legally binding declaration required by the CGC

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Aug 5

Continue monitoring for rust

Posted on Aug 5 By: Jeremy Boychyn

According to the Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network (PCDMN), most of the risk of rust blowing in from the US has diminished. However, the prairie region has now become a local source for rust. This means that spread can still occur between regions in the province. For those crops that are well past flowering, this

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Aug 5

Intro

Posted on Aug 5 By: Victoria Decker

At this point in the season, many of the in-crop management decisions have been made. The southern parts of the province are readying the combines for harvest, expected to start in the next couple of weeks, while the northern part of the province has just completed anthesis. Now, the long wait of grain fill begins.

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