Category: Spraying

If grass is green, soybean white mould is keen

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 8, 2018

Photo: OMAFRA

Timing a white mould fungicide application in soybeans can be tricky business. The typical recommendation is to spray a first-pass fungicide at the...Read more »

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Fill the heads, protect the quality — the two-pass fungicide plan

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 31, 2018

Crop input decisions would be made so much easier if only one year’s weather would predict the next. But we know that one dry year doesn’t make a...Read more »

Blackleg risks, management, and a yield loss calculator

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 30, 2018

There’s this thing about nature — it adapts. Many canola growers are getting a real taste of this in recent years by a slow but steady resurgence...Read more »

Transport Canada grants certificate for spraying with a drone

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 22, 2018

(Source: Kray Technologies)

The use of drones for spraying cleared a major regulatory milestone last summer, as Transport Canada issued its first approval for commercial...Read more »

Soybean School: How wide is your spring burndown window?

By: Bernard Tobin

January 17, 2018

If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind...Read more »

Soybean School: Ontario growers better positioned to manage dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

In 2017, many U.S. growers struggled to manage dicamba use with increasing acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans. The dicamba story in Ontario,...Read more »

Dutch spraying drone applies up to 250 litres per flight

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 15, 2017

With the ability to lift up to 300 kilograms into the air, the Drones4Agro quadcopter drone on display in the Multi Tool Trac exhibit at Agritechnica...Read more »

Micron Woman and the world of spray droplets

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 28, 2017

You just finished a great spray day. Your timing and product choice were bang-on, the weather was good, and your sprayer was calibrated. But do...Read more »

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

By: Dick Haney

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 »

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 »