Category: Spraying

EPA defines U.S. label changes for dicamba in 2018

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 13, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a deal with companies selling dicamba to implement new requirements aimed at minimizing...Read more »

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Monsanto and weed scientists hold frank discussions about dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 5, 2017

Dicamba-injured soybeans

Monsanto invited several dozen weed scientists and researchers to St. Louis last week to present data and discuss views on what led to off-target...Read more »

New residual herbicide tackles resistant weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 20, 2017

Canadian corn and soybean growers have a new tool to tackle resistant and tough-to-control weeds. Zidua SC, a new Group 15 herbicide from BASF, will...Read more »

Exploding Sprayer Myths: Is more air better for airblast sprayers?

By: Bernard Tobin

September 5, 2017

In the year 2017 an indestructible human cyborg sprayer expert is sent from the future to help sprayer operators match airblast sprayer air settings...Read more »

Canola School: Pre-harvest options for your canola crop

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 24, 2017

It’s the time of year when many producers are thinking about swathing, or looking forward to desiccating and straight cutting their canola crop....Read more »

Soybean School: No payback for white mould revenge spraying

By: Bernard Tobin

August 24, 2017

Photo: Daren Mueller

White mould is showing up in soybean fields across Ontario, especially in areas that have consistently seen wet weather and moderate temperatures...Read more »

Soybean School: Pre + post = successful IP weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 21, 2017

Soybean weed control trial at the Elora Research Station.

What’s the best herbicide program for food-grade, non-GMO, identity preserved soybeans? It’s a common question OMAFRA weed specialist Mike...Read more »

Soybean School: Taking a closer look at soybean aphid thresholds

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 18, 2017

The combination of increased soybean acres and high soybean aphid pressure on the prairies in 2017 has sparked conversations about thresholds,...Read more »

Knowing your variety helps avoid ‘gnarly barley’

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 15, 2017

Cereal variety trials typically give researchers great insight into yield, disease tolerance, standability and a host of management considerations to...Read more »

Soybean School: One-pass vs. two-pass weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2017

OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough compares weed control in two fields at the Elora Research Station.

Should you spray your soybeans once or twice? In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough takes a look...Read more »

More pieces needed to solve dicamba drift puzzle

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 10, 2017

As the dicamba drift situation unfolds in soybean growing areas of North America, with millions of acres affected, there are some serious questions...Read more »

Soybean School: Painted lady caterpillar dines on thistle and soybeans

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 24, 2017

Painted lady or thistle caterpillar (Harald Süpfle, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)

The painted lady caterpillar, also known as the thistle caterpillar, is typically something pulse growers in Western Canada have seen as a beneficial...Read more »

Soybean School: Getting fungicide timing right

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 13, 2017

A stretch of sunny, dry weather in Ontario has soybeans on the comeback trail. That also means that soybean fungicide timing is sneaking up on many...Read more »

Corn School: Managing western bean cutworm

By: Bernard Tobin

July 12, 2017

Photo: Tracey Baute, OMAFRA

It’s lining up to be a big corn pest year and the insect to watch for in the weeks ahead is western bean cutworm (WBC). In this edition of...Read more »

Pulse School: Delivering fungicide to the part of the plant that needs it

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 10, 2017

When it comes to fungicide applications, pulses can be some of the more difficult crops to work with. Dense canopies and susceptibility to many...Read more »