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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 | August 5, 2020

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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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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