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Mar 5

Introduction to March 2020

Posted on Mar 5 By: Victoria Decker

On January 7-8 2020, Alberta Agriculture conducted another edition of their long-standing Agronomy Update in Red Deer Alberta. The proceedings included presentations for lead researchers across Alberta and Western Canada. Not to mention a cameo from Hugh Beckie. Below you will find the presentation from each of the presenters. A huge thank you goes out to

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Feb 13

Using the seeding rate calculator for seeding success

Posted on Feb 13 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Wheat and barley seeding rates influence yield, kernel uniformity and plumpness, grain maturity, grain protein content, disease incidence, in-crop weed competition and, in some cases, end-use quality.  Since grain protein content and grain plumpness are important factors in determining malt quality in barley, for example, seeding rates could directly affect use and profits As the

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Feb 13

Introduction to February 2020

Posted on Feb 13 By: Jeremy Boychyn | Agronomy Research Extension Specialist | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

As we barrel towards a new growing season, the impending cascade of agronomic decisions grows. Agronomy is all about making decisions using the best possible information including experience in the field and agronomic resources. When challenges arise, having the proper tools and expert support in place is particularly important. This can provide piece of mind

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Apr 24

Malting barley varieties for feed end-use?

Posted on Apr 24 By: David Simbo, Research Program Manager

Feed barley varieties have been known to have higher yields compared to malt barley varieties. Barley growers in Alberta, which produces about 50 per cent the barley grown in Canada, seed more malt barley varieties compared to feed because malt barley in most years will sell for a premium. However, malt barley which does not

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Apr 24

Meet the new AWC research chair Janine Paly

Posted on Apr 24 By: Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations and Extension Manager

Janine Paly operates a mixed farm with her husband and two small young daughters in the Thorhild area. She was elected to the board of directors for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) in 2018. Janine joined the Paly family farm in 2007, after marrying her husband Ian. She grew up on her family farm near

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Apr 24

A fiscal look at seeding rate and germ for cereals

Posted on Apr 24 By: Alberta Barley

We all want to produce a crop that has 100 per cent of its full yield potential right from the start. Getting the seed into the ground at the proper seeding rate is just one way to ensure this happens. An estimation of germination set at 90 per cent is usually “good enough” for the

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Apr 24

Advanced agronomics for barley production

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Higher market value for feed barley headed into the 2019 season has sparked discussion on whether we will see an increase of barley acres seeded in Alberta. Along with increased acres will come a desire to push yields with advanced agronomics such as higher seeding rates, in-crop nitrogen and multiple fungicide applications. But will these

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Apr 24

Early season fungicides

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

Multiple research projects have been conducted by Dr. Kelly Turkington of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) on early season fungicide. Results showed half or full rate fungicide applications at herbicide timing and half rate flag leaf fungicide applications on barley did not improve crop productivity, or reduce disease as compared to full rate at flag

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Apr 24

I’m using MicroEssentialsS15 (S15) or MicroEssentialsSZ (MESZ) with my cereals, what are my seed safe rates?

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

S15 (13-33-0-15S) and MESZ (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) are specialty fertilizer products designed by Mosaic Company. The seed safety with S15 and MESZ is higher than that of MAP, due to its lower salt index. With a 10 per cent SBU and clay loam, adding 100lbs/ac of either product in the seed row with cereals would be no

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Apr 24

New cereal fungicide available

Posted on Apr 24 By: Jeremy Boychyn, Agronomy Research Extension Specialist

At the beginning of April 2019, Bayer announced that their pulse fungicide ‘Delaro’ is now registered for use in cereals for the 2019 crop season. Delaro contains prothioconazole (group 3 found in Proline, Prosaro, and Raxil Pro) and trifloxystrobin (group 11 found in Stratego). Diseases controlled include Septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust, net and spot

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