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Category: Crop Schools

Canola School: PAMI publishes guidebook on straight-cutting canola

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 17, 2018

Joel McDonald, Program Manager, PAMI

There is more and more and more demand for information about straight-cutting canola. In response to this demand, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery...Read more »

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Wheat School: Smart(phone) help for cereal aphid scouting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 6, 2018

Tyler Wist, research scientist, field crop entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada greenhouse, Saskatoon, SK

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has, until now, never developed an app. Until now, that is, with the launch of a new app called CAM. The...Read more »

Canola School: Blackleg — what’s new with an old foe?

By: Dale Leftwich

August 22, 2018

Warren Ward, Canola Council of Canada

Because blackleg has been around for a long time, it often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. So we’re shining the spotlight back on this old...Read more »

Canola School: What a combine loss monitor can (and can’t) tell you

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 17, 2018

Combine loss monitors are useful for understanding whether the amount of grain being thrown out the back of a combine is increasing or decreasing,...Read more »

Corn School: Will double-cob corn deliver bonus yield?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2018

If you’re seeing double in your corn crop this year, you’re not seeing things. Double-cob stalks are showing up in many fields this season and...Read more »

Canola School: Clubroot cases popping up in Manitoba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 1, 2018

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2014

Now is the time to check canola fields for symptoms of clubroot, as a new streak of cases have been found in Manitoba over the last few weeks. The...Read more »

Soybean School: Rescuing soybeans suffering from poor nodulation

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 30, 2018

If there are less than 10 nodules per soybean plant, a rescue nitrogen treatment should be considered, says Laryssa Stevenson.

Soybeans in parts of Western Canada have started to show visual signs of nitrogen deficiency due to poor nodulation and dry conditions. The symptoms...Read more »

Pulse School: Evaluating different approaches to weed control in peas

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 27, 2018

Kelvin Heppner, Bethany Wyatt, Pea plots at Agriculture In Motion

We know that peas do not compete very well against weeds. They need some help, especially early on. At the recent Agriculture In Motion field day...Read more »

Canola School: New tool helps optimize combine settings in the heat of harvest

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 23, 2018

Fast forward a few weeks. Picture the combine has started rolling in a canola field, and you’re not quite happy with how much seed is being lost...Read more »

Wheat School: How does Canadian wheat production compare globally?

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 23, 2018

Canadian wheat has long been known for its high quality — as a premium wheat for blending into lower quality grain to meet minimum requirements for...Read more »

Pulse School: Check those nodules

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 20, 2018

Pea roots, nodulation -photo- Candace Mitschke-Hiller

In any crop, it’s just as important to know what is going on under the ground as it is to know what’s going on above ground. In a pulse crop, it...Read more »

Canola School: Got pods? It’s time to scout for bertha armyworm

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 19, 2018

Adult army cutworm collected near Brooks June 8, 2012. Shelley Barkely.

We’re nearly through the annual flight for bertha armyworm, and numbers are certainly concerning in some areas. If you’ve got canola headed in to...Read more »

Canola School: A surprising mid-season pest update

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 17, 2018

Photo Credit: Debra Murphy, 2014.

Some pests like it dry, some like it warm, and some need it windy to get where they want to go. And sometimes insect pests can surprise you and not...Read more »

Canola School: How to help beneficial insects help you

By: Dale Leftwich

July 16, 2018

canolaPALOOZA insects

There are a lot of bugs on the prairie landscape — most are beneficial, but the few harmful ones tend to get most of the attention. Sometimes...Read more »

Corn School: Aqua-Till trades coulter for water jet

By: Bernard Tobin

July 13, 2018

Ever consider replacing your planter disc openers with high-pressured water jets? The concept is called aqua-till. The idea has been pioneered by the...Read more »