Dismiss
Privacy Information

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, analyze site traffic, personalize content, and serve targeted advertisements. You can read our Privacy Policy here and update your preferences from the side menu if you change your mind.

Ontario Diagnostic Days, Ep 1: Controlling waterhemp and fleabane, plus avoiding herbicide injury in soybean

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 20, 2021

Loading
Offline

The annual Ontario field crop diagnostic days held at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester will again go virtual in 2021.

The organizing committees of these three highly successful in-field education and learning events are again partnering with crop researchers and extension, along with support from RealAgriculture and a host of sponsors to bring you a series of eight Ontario Diagnostic Days episodes.

Loading
Offline

We would like to thank the following sponsoring organizations: The Grain Farmers of Ontario, AGRIS Co-operative, BASF, Bayer/DeKalb, Corteva/Pioneer, Great Lakes Grain, Maizex Seeds, The Mosaic Company, PRIDE Seeds, RealAgriculture, and Syngenta.

The virtual video series gives the OMAFRA field crop team, research colleagues from the University of Guelph, and industry agronomists an opportunity to deliver diagnostic insights in a new way, sharing what attendees have come to expect from Diagnostic Days at Ridgetown, Elora, and Winchester. As part of the offering, continuing education credits (CEU) will also be available.

Loading
Offline

Check out this first episode featuring University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema, and OMAFRA weed management specialist Mike Cowbrough. Host Shaun Haney and Sikkema discuss the dramatic spread of waterhemp across Ontario and control options for growers, while  Cowbrough offers tips on how growers can manage soil-applied herbicides and avoid injury in soybeans. (More about the series after the player. You’ll see a full summary of the episode is below.)

Loading
Offline

The series kicks off with this one-hour episode on Tuesday, July 19. A new episode will then be published every two weeks, on Tuesdays at 9 am Eastern, through to November 2, 2021. Each episode will highlight a general field crop agronomic theme and will be available here on RealAgriculture for viewing, as well as the OMAFRA Field Crop News website. All episodes will also be available in our main podcast feed.

Historically, these in-person diagnostic days have provided some of the best opportunities for certified crop advisors (CCAs) to acquire a broad range of CEUs.

Loading
Offline

Certified crop advisors will be able to collect eight CEUs by registering for the event here. Registration is required for processing CEU credit requests and can be done up to December 1, 2021. Directions for applying for CEUs will be provided during each episode.

The videos are free and registration is not required for Grain Farmers of Ontario members, media, and those not seeking CEU credits.

Registration Fees  — Only required if applying for CEU Credits

·      $100 (plus HST) for eight CEU credits. A receipt/confirmation email will be provided.

SUMMARY
There’s a saying regarding field tours: “Your mind can only absorb what your feet can endure.” We sincerely hope that by offering these one-hour field tour stops, at home, you can save yourself some sunscreen, bug spray, and tired soles.

Segment #1: Managing glyphosate resistant waterhemp

SEGMENT #2: Managing soil-applied herbicide injury in soybeans, Groups 14 and 15

SEGMENT #3: Glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane control in winter wheat

Q&A