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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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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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