Category: Pests

Soybean School: Reducing residue could fend off sudden death

By: Bernard Tobin

October 10, 2017

When it comes to integrated disease management, experts have always considered corn a non-host for diseases like sudden death syndrome (SDS) in...Read more »

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Clubroot confirmed in northwest Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 28, 2017

SaskCanola is letting canola growers in the northwest part of the province know clubroot disease has been found at high levels in the region....Read more »

Clubroot found in Alberta’s Peace region

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 23, 2017

Alberta’s Peace region has taken flack over the years for its tight canola rotations. The snow-canola-snow rotation was once a laughing matter, but...Read more »

Pulse School: Lygus bugs in fababeans

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 18, 2017

Lygus bugs are known for attacking canola, alfalfa and sunflowers (you can probably blame the lygus for that gross seed), but they can also be a...Read more »

Canola School: Weather aids arrival of diamondback moths

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 11, 2017

Numbers of diamondback moths have increased in Western Canada over the past couple of weeks, in part due to the dry weather and strong winds. In some...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 »

Canola School: Making the call on when to spray for sclerotinia

By: Kara Oosterhuis

July 5, 2017

Courtesy of Michael Harding

When you see the stem rot in the field, it’s too late. And that’s just one of the reasons why managing sclerotinia is a challenge, as exerienced...Read more »

Pulse School: It’s time to scout for ascochyta

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 30, 2017

When it comes to economic impact, ascochyta — also referred to as mycosphaerella blight — is a serious concern in peas, lentils and chickpeas. In...Read more »

Canola School: The trouble with flea beetles…

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 12, 2017

Less than ideal conditions have slowed down canola development and left the crop vulnerable to tiny 2.5 millimetre beetles in some areas...Read more »

Pulse School: Assessing the culprit(s) causing a root rot problem

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 2, 2017

For parts of Western Canada, the rain keeps on pouring. Early wet conditions could be conducive to root rot problems in pulses. Fortunately, for...Read more »

Wet weather prompts warning about northern corn leaf blight

By: Owen Roberts

May 31, 2017

Northern corn leaf blight (courtesy BASF)

If above average moisture continues through June, growers should start scouting early for northern corn leaf blight (NCLB). Rob Miller, BASF’s...Read more »

Pulse School: Preventing damage by the pea leaf weevil

By: Kara Oosterhuis

May 29, 2017

Notching on leaves caused by pea leaf weevils.

As peas and fababeans emerge, at least one potentially devastating pest already has made an appearance — the pea leaf weevil. In this Pulse School...Read more »

Canola School: Be on alert for cutworm and wireworm

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 8, 2017

With the cooler soil temperatures we’ve been seeing across Western Canada, unwanted pests are beginning to show up in some fields....Read more »

Early adopters getting control of the most hated, difficult-to-control weeds

By: Guest Author

May 4, 2017

All farmers hate weeds. Especially weeds that are hard to kill. Weeds are yield-robbing nuisances that compete for valuable space in and out of the...Read more »