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Category: Wheat School

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 »

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Wheat School: How do we fund wheat research?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 15, 2018

Over the last decade, the average yield increase for corn tips the scale at five bushels per acre, per year. During the same period wheat yield gains...Read more »

Wheat School: Waxy wheat shines in droughty climes

By: Bernard Tobin

July 27, 2018

Do wheat varieties with higher leaf wax levels perform better in dry, stressful growing conditions? That’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist...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 »

Wheat School: CRISPR technology could be a boon for wheat breeding

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 11, 2018

Wheat breeding is a poor cousin when you compare it to the investment and resources corn and soybean plant breeders have at their disposal to develop...Read more »

Wheat School: What we’ve learned so far in year one with Manipulator

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 10, 2018

2018 marks the first growing season where farmers across Canada can apply the plant growth regulator chlormequat chloride — a.k.a....Read more »

Wheat School: ‘Real’ Wheat Farmers — Parkland Farms

By: Bernard Tobin

July 5, 2018

Average yields of 110 to 115 bushels per acre on soil that is often more than 60 percent clay? That’s impressive. And that’s why Parkland Farms...Read more »

Wheat School: Hot weather narrows the FHB treatment window

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 29, 2018

Wheat has been progressing rapidly thanks to seasonally high temperatures in many areas over the past few weeks, quickly moving into and through the...Read more »

Wheat School: Tips for fungicide decisions in a dry year

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 28, 2018

Dry conditions across much of Western Canada have some growers wrestling with the decision on whether or not to apply a fungicide — or to go with...Read more »

Wheat School: Assessing the impact of drought in winter wheat

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 25, 2018

Much of Ontario’s winter wheat has fallen victim to hot, dry, June growing conditions, and yields will likely suffer, reports RealAgriculture...Read more »

Wheat School: Breeders work to put winter wheat on the map in Western Canada

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 19, 2018

Winter wheat can yield up to 45 percent more than spring wheat, so why don’t more Western Canadian growers crank up the seeder and get more in the...Read more »

Wheat School: Should you worry about head snag?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 11, 2018

Hot days and warm nights have produced lots of head snag in Ontario winter wheat fields. RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson explains that a...Read more »

Wheat School: How to manage late-arriving stripe rust

By: Bernard Tobin

June 7, 2018

Stripe rust is back again in Ontario wheat fields for the third consecutive year. The leaf disease first showed up in the province in 2016, and...Read more »

Wheat School: Planting wheat with a planter

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 21, 2018

It’s an established fact that seeding depth and plant spacing are critical factors in maximizing yields and uniformity in some crops. That’s why...Read more »

Wheat School: Which is the best streamer nozzle?

By: Bernard Tobin

May 8, 2018

What’s the best choice of streamer nozzle? It’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is asked countless times every year. Well,...Read more »