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Oct 14

Prairie Cereals Summit to be held in person in Banff with physical distancing protocols and keynote address by “The Food Professor”

Posted on Oct 14 By: Megan Evans

Calgary, AB (October 14, 2020) – Registration is now open for this year’s Prairie Cereals Summit (PCS) to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, December 9 -10, 2020. Hosted by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, the two-day event will be held in person in full compliance with Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines

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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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Jun 24

Let’s Manage It: What does deregulation mean?

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

On June 03, 2020 Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Devin Dreeshen signed a ministerial order to remove Fusarium graminearum (Fg) from the Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation of the associated Alberta Agricultural Pests Act (APA). This change will mean that Fg will no longer be subject to the zero-tolerance policy stipulated by the act.

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Jun 24

Protect yourself with the FHB risk forecast tool

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

If you farm in Alberta, Fusarium graminearum is a yearly concern that can lead to fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereals. Between Fusarium damaged kernels (FDK) and deoxynivalenol (DON), FHB can lead to significant impacts to your crop’s yield, quality and grade. In some cases, it can render your crop unmarketable. Once flag leaf emerges,

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Jun 24

Five ways to increase sprayer efficiency

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

We all know that good agronomy is all about timing. From seeding to pest management to harvest, getting a job done at the right time is necessary to preserve yield and crop quality. Looking at it another way, good agronomy is as much being prepared to do something as it is knowing what needs to

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