Category: Wheat

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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National priorities laid out for Canadian wheat research

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 19, 2017

Photo: Debra Murphy, 2017

Canada’s wheat industry, working together with the federal government, laid out its priorities for research in a national report unveiled at press...Read more »

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: 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 »

Risk versus reward: thinking critically about cover crops

By: Bernard Tobin

July 21, 2017

OMAFRA plant pathologist Albert Tenuta and University of Guelph researcher David Hooker share cover crop insights at the recent SouthWest Crop Diagnostic Day.

It’s hard to find a farmer these days who doesn’t see some of the benefits cover crops can bring to their operation. From reduced soil erosion to...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 »

Watch for these weedy invaders in Ontario

By: Bernard Tobin

July 10, 2017

Scouring rush is a leafless, green bamboo-like plant that’s been migrating into Ontario row crops such as soybeans. Photo: Kristen Obeid

You’ve probably seen and heard reports of the impact invasive weeds like waterhemp and palmer amaranth could have on Ontario crops. While these two...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: 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 »

Minneapolis wheat futures hit new highs on quality supply concerns

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 2, 2017

While Chicago wheat futures trended lower, spring wheat contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange rose sharply this past week on concerns about the...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 »