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Aug 2

Nitrogen management and sources for winter wheat

Posted on Aug 2 By: Leora Cohen

Fertilizer application flexibility can allow producers to make better decisions about application timing, and may result in a more effective and efficient application. When soil moisture is adequate at the time of seeding, side band application of all nitrogen fertilizer can be considered, particularly in the Brown and Dark Brown soil zones where potential N losses

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Aug 2

Tools to increase winter wheat stand consistency

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

Farmers strive for a more stable and consistent crop yield year after year. To achieve this, farmers utilize various agronomic tactics. Seeding rates in spring wheat and barley are a significant focus and using seed with a plumper kernel is typically perceived as having more potential. In addition, higher seeding rate and dual seed treatment come highly

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Aug 2

Stubble and rotation considerations for winter wheat in black soil zones

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

As discussions around increasing the number of crops in rotation become more and more prevalent, winter wheat continues to be a viable option to add to your rotation. However, it is important to add winter wheat in a way that provides the greatest opportunity for success.  Stubble selection is an important factor to consider. Canola

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Aug 2

Fall fungicides on winter wheat provide yield but don’t pay

Posted on Aug 2 By: Jeremy Boychyn MSc P.Ag.

To get the most out of our winter wheat crop, we want to provide the best start for the crop in the fall. Disease-free seed, appropriate stubble to plant into, seed treatments, appropriate seeding rates, and starter fertilizer top that list. However, will a fall season fungicide help the winter survivability of the wheat crop

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Jul 26

Farm Freedom and Safety Act (FFSA) Consultations

Posted on Jul 26 By: admin

FARM FREEDOM AND SAFTEY ACT (FFSA) CONSULTATIONS:  In 2015 the NDP government introduced the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act (Bill 6) which removed the exemption of farms and ranches from Employment Standards (ES), Occupational Health and Saftey (OHS) and Labour Relations (LR). Workplace legislation was put into place for ES/LS and OHS

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Jul 4

Early bird gets the germ: Spring wheat trials at CanolaPALOOZA

Posted on Jul 4 By: Leora Cohen

This year, the Alberta Wheat Commission sponsored and participated in one of the top agronomy events in Alberta, CanolaPALOOZA. Hosted by Alberta Canola, the event was a great success with hundreds of producers and agronomists coming out to chat with industry experts about various agronomic topics.Alberta Wheat team at CanolaPALOOZA along with Dr. Brian Beres

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Jul 4

Crop Report: July 3, 2019

Posted on Jul 4 By: Leora Cohen

Peace Region Moisture levels in the peace region currently range from fair to excellent. Fields are excessively wet in the south of the region, with crops yellowing, and dryer in the north. Cereal crops are around the flag leaf stage, and spraying in the region is nearly wrapped up. There has been the occasional grasshopper

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Jul 3

Alberta Barley says BCC’s new strategic alignment will improve value chain efficiency and benefit farmers

Posted on Jul 3 By: Victoria Decker

Alberta Barley welcomes the strategic realignment of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) which paves the way for greater collaboration throughout the barley value chain resulting in better service for farmers.  Changes will involve collaboration on delivery of service and sharing of resources with Cereals Canada, the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) and the

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Jun 29

Where does my yield come from?

Posted on Jun 29 By: Jeremy Boychyn

Protect your yield building leaves Not all plant parts are made equal and not all cereal crops build yield with the same leaves. Some leaves carry more value to your yield than others. This can play a huge role in how you manage and control for disease in your wheat or barley crop. When it

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Jun 29

Using the fusarium risk tool

Posted on Jun 29 By: Jeremy Boychyn

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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