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Dec 9

Plot2Farm 2020 results

Posted on Dec 9 By: JEREMY BOYCHYN | MSC P.AG | AGRONOMY RESEARCH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

The first season of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions’ Plot2Farm program is complete. The program aims to bring small plot research protocols to producer’s farms, with the goal of better understanding how management changes impact farms. The program is headed in to its second year and actively recruiting participants. Take a peek at the

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Dec 9

I had a seed fungi test done: will Aspergillis spp. and Penicillium spp. results affect germination?

Posted on Dec 9 By: JEREMY BOYCHYN | MSC P.AG | AGRONOMY RESEARCH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

When you receive a fungal screen seed test report, you will see Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. results among other fungi. Both Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. are storage molds that can lead to mycotoxin development if grain is stored damp. In a scenario where seed is stored in a warm and damp condition, Aspergillus

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Dec 9

Seed testing and results management with Dr. K Turkington (AAFC) and Carey Matthiessen (2020 Seedlabs)

Posted on Dec 9 By: JEREMY BOYCHYN | MSC P.AG | AGRONOMY RESEARCH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

This episode of The Growing Point podcast includes a conversation with Carey and Kelly regarding how seed testing occurs and what that means for managing that seed lot and your crop. Germination rates, vigour, disease and more can all affect your crop establishment and in-crop concerns. We go into detail about how these tests are conducted,

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Dec 9

New wireworm control option available

Posted on Dec 9 By: JEREMY BOYCHYN | MSC P.AG | AGRONOMY RESEARCH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

BASF recently released their new wireworm seed treatment Teraxxa F4. Teraxxa F4 contains the active ingredient broflanilide and is applied at a rate of 5.0g active ingredient per 100kg of seed. Recently, Dr. Willem van Herk (Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz, British Columbia) and his research partners investigated the effects of

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Nov 26

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Launches Code of Practice Consultations

Posted on Nov 26 By: Emily Johnson

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) has launched the consultations for Responsible Grain, a national and voluntary code of practice to demonstrate Canadian farmers’ care and commitment to the environment. The scientific-based code of practice is currently in draft form as the CRSC is seeking input from Canadian farmers. The intent of the voluntary

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Sep 16

Alberta Barley calls for nominations to join board of directors and delegates

Posted on Sep 16 By: Emily Johnson

(Calgary, Alberta) September 16, 2020 – Alberta Barley is seeking nominations for barley farmers to join the board of directors and delegate leadership team. Alberta Barley’s board of directors and delegates represent barley producers across the province and provide strategic direction to Alberta Barley management. Director positions open for nomination include one director in Region 1,

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