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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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Jun 24

When should I apply Manipulator on my wheat?

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

If you are applying chlormequat chloride (Manipulator, Belchim Crop Protection Canada) on your wheat, the time is upon us. GS 31-32 typically occurs between 3-6 leaf and 1-3 tiller stage, so scouting for ideal timing should be occurring while addressing herbicide planning and application. Unlike ethrel, which can cause significant yield impacts if timed inappropriately,

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Jun 24

When is an in-crop fungicide worth it?

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

This article was originally published in Better Farming Prairie Agriculture May/June 2020 Edition You have thoroughly vetted your agronomy checklist. You have accounted for seeding rate and seed quality, variety selection, fertility, and rotation. You have set the foundation for a strong, healthy crop. However, the risk of disease effects on crops remains. Certain diseases

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Jun 24

Rolling wheat and barley after emergence

Posted on Jun 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn

I have had a few questions come in regarding the timeline of rolling wheat and barley after emergence. There are a couple of factors to keep in mind regarding this. First, do not roll crops that are just emerging. The first leaf that is emerging from the soil is the coleoptile. This leaf is a

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Jun 24

What can we expect from Manipulator application on barley?

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

New for this season, Manipulator 620 (from Belchim Crop Protection Canada) is registered on barley. With lodging as one of the most significant factors affecting barley production in Alberta, a new plant growth regulator (PGR) is a welcomed tool for western Canadian producers. The active ingredient in Manipulator is chlormequat chloride. It works by inhibiting

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Jun 24

Test your disease ID knowledge!

Posted on Jun 24 By: Megan Evans

Flex your disease identification muscles with these ‘field handy’ disease guides Commission developed by Dr. Kelly Turkington and Kathleen McHugh, and funded in part by the Alberta Wheat Commission. Each guide contains key identifying features of the disease as well as management tools. Tan spot  Scald Septoria Nodorum  Speckled leaf blotch  Spot blotch  Spot-form net

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Jun 24

Introduction

Posted on Jun 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Drive across the province and you will find contrast. Wet conditions in the spring caused delayed seeding and unseeded acres in the north western and Peace regions of the province. On the flip side, southern parts of the province witnessed great seeding conditions and continue to see sporadic moisture over and above the previous 3-4

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