Category: Wheat School

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 »

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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: Could winter durum reduce fusarium risk?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 16, 2017

Winter durum wheat isn’t grown in Western Canada, but the possible benefits have breeders working on developing it. As Jamie Larsen with...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: Putting a value on the “unpaid army”

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 4, 2017

Beneficial insects provide free labour in the field, preying on insect pests, but what is that labour worth? Because we don’t know the economic...Read more »

Wheat School: Can you seed winter wheat too early?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 26, 2017

Wet conditions in parts of Western Canada — especially in the central and northern areas of Alberta — meant some acres went unseeded this spring....Read more »

Wheat School: Is that second herbicide application necessary?

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 21, 2017

(courtesy Breanne Tidemann)

Herbicide resistance is not new in Canadian agriculture, but managing it is becoming a higher priority as the scope of herbicide resistant weeds...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: A new tool for assessing fusarium head blight risk

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 6, 2017

A screenshot from the new fusarium risk management tool.

Fusarium, fusarium, fusarium. It’s certainly on many minds right now, with fungicide season underway and all too fresh memories of...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: How harvest weed seed control could fit in the fight against herbicide resistance

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 5, 2017

(courtesy Breanne Tidemann)

Harvest weed seed control has been widely adopted in Australia as a tool in fighting herbicide resistance. When it comes to North America, farmers in...Read more »

Wheat School: Taking an integrated strategy against fusarium head blight

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 1, 2017

2016 was likely the worst year on record for fusarium head blight (FHB) infection in Western Canada, as the disease has spread west and north...Read more »