Category: Wheat School - East

Wheat School: Not all bushels are the same

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 27, 2017

The bushel is a critical unit in grain farming. It’s used to describe volume in many contexts, including a crop’s yield per acre, the amount of...Read more »

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Wheat School: The threat of ochratoxin A

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 8, 2017

Canada has a stellar grain safety record and reputation, but the president of Cereals Canada believes there needs to be more awareness of one...Read more »

Wheat School: The key to planting in dry soils

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 4, 2017

Whatever you do, get out there and plant your wheat. That’s the message agronomist Peter Johnson has for Ontario wheat growers in this episode of...Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Shawn Schill

By: Bernard Tobin

August 18, 2017

Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that’s the case in our latest episode in the ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture...Read more »

Wheat School: Stripe rust here to stay, but help is on the way

By: Bernard Tobin

August 8, 2017

Stripe rust was back in Ontario wheat fields again in 2017. This year the presence of the disease was first confirmed in Essex County by AGRIS...Read more »

Wheat School: Keep watch for the Cereal Aphid Manager App

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 14, 2017

Photo taken at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre by Debra Murphy, 2016.

The decision to spray for aphids in cereal crops is complicated, as it requires not only scouting for and estimating aphid populations at a given...Read more »

Wheat School: Late nitrogen pumps up protein and profits

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 10, 2017

Surging wheat markets mean there’s plenty of profit potential in high protein wheat, and Peter Johnson has some tips to help you cash in on those...Read more »

Wheat School: New FHB1 varieties offer better fusarium control, agronomics and yield

By: Bernard Tobin

June 30, 2017

The FHB1 gene for fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance has been around for some time, but now it’s available in stronger agronomic varieties that...Read more »

Wheat School: Unleashing a bacteria biopesticide to control grassy weeds

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 13, 2017

The bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens on agar (Source: Ninjatacoshell; CC BY-SA 3.0; via Wikimedia Commons)

A “biopesticide” is defined as a living organism that’s capable of controlling a pest, including weeds. Dr. Susan Boyetchko, research...Read more »

Wheat School: Counting kernels to predict yield

By: Bernard Tobin

June 6, 2017

How much will that field yield? That’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is often asked when talking with growers. In this...Read more »

Wheat School: Can you do more to control fusarium?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 30, 2017

Are you looking to step up your fusarium control measures this spring? In this episode of RealAgriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter...Read more »

Wheat School: Nitrogen stays put in cold, wet conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 11, 2017

It’s been cold and it’s been raining… and raining. Does your wheat crop need more nitrogen? The answer is no, according to agronomist Peter...Read more »

Wheat School: Should you spray for rust?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 10, 2017

Early May, leaf rust was confirmed in a wheat field in Bruce County, Ont.

Both stripe rust and leaf rust have been identified in the Ontario wheat crop. Will it affect your crop? What steps should you take to keep your crop...Read more »

Wheat School: Action item prioritizing in a difficult spring

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 8, 2017

Wet soil, cold nights, weeds, disease, and nitrogen needs are all converging at once – what’s a wheat grower to do? As Ontario’s cold, soggy...Read more »

Wheat School: Weedy Wheat Requires Swift Action

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 27, 2017

Weeds are thriving in Ontario winter wheat fields and in many cases are beyond the size for optimum weed control. In this episode of Real Agriculture...Read more »

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