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Category: Spraying

New herbicide tackles glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2018

There’s a new tool available for growers in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Canada fleabane. Corteva Agriscience has launched...Read more »

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Resistance Management School: It’s all about diversity

By: Bernard Tobin

September 10, 2018

Herbicide resistance is nothing new to Ontario farmers. It all started in 1973 when triazine-resistant lamb’s-quarters were found on a farm...Read more »

PMRA scientists spend a day in the field

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 6, 2018

PMRA employees learning about seed treatments (photos courtesy CSTA)

Nearly 50 scientists and regulators with Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) hopped on a pair of buses a few weeks ago and...Read more »

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 »

Fall weed control strategies after an early harvest

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 3, 2018

If you’re talking early weed control, fall is the earliest you can get for next year’s crop. For many, a pre-harvest glyphosate application does...Read more »

Quinclorac MRL approval marks collaborative win for growers and industry

By: Owen Roberts

August 29, 2018

Cleavers is the only loser in the recent approval of a maximum residue limit (MRL) for the active weed-control ingredient quinclorac for use on...Read more »

Avert a spray disaster by using the proper mixing order

By: Bernard Tobin

July 26, 2018

What happens when you don’t follow the WALES method for adding pesticide formulations to a tank partially filled with water? You really can plug up...Read more »

WEEDIt could reduce pre-seed spray needs by 75%

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 18, 2018

Optical sensors for selective weed control aren’t new, but the technology has come a long way in recent years. A new offering, the WEEDIt system,...Read more »

Drones could make crop research 10 times more efficient

By: Bernard Tobin

July 17, 2018

Every farmer doesn’t need to own and operate a drone for UAV technology to have a positive impact on their farm. That’s the message Scott...Read more »

Spraying a pesticide with a drone is still not allowed in Canada

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 6, 2018

The idea of spraying with drones has gained interest as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become more common in farming over the past few years....Read more »

A variable crop needs field-specific decisions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 4, 2018

Crop conditions across Western Canada are quite variable based on sporadic moisture. Even just field to field, the conditions can be so different...Read more »

Maximize yield potential with YaraVita Hydrophos

By: Sponsored

July 1, 2018

As a crop input, phosphorus is one of those nutrients we tend to think about early, make application decisions as we are seeding, and then all too...Read more »

Corn School: Learnings from a 10-year fight with western bean cutworm

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

June 26, 2018

Photo: Tracey Baute, OMAFRA

It’s been 10 years since the presence of western bean cutworm (WBC) was confirmed in Ontario. Since then, the yield-robbing pest has moved beyond...Read more »

Corn School: Will drone sprayers fit your farm?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 13, 2018

Is the clock ticking on the future of your ground sprayer? Could it eventually be replaced by a swarm of UAV sprayers that could better target weeds...Read more »

Soybean School: Why tackle herbicide resistance with multiple modes of action?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 5, 2018

Leaf browning and burn after glyphosate application could be an indication of herbicide resistance when the weeds do not die, says OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough.

Many agronomists talk about the importance of multiple modes of action when planning a weed control program. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s...Read more »