Tag: University of Manitoba

Canola School: Fertilizer toxicity may cause seedling death in dry conditions

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 11, 2018

Not only do dry soil conditions hamper seed germination, they also raise the risk of fertilizer toxicity for seedlings after they germinate,...Read more »

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Canola School: Check seed labels to rotate blackleg resistance

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

February 19, 2018

Evidence of blackleg infection

You may notice some new information on canola seed bags this year — a label that lists what type of blackleg resistance the variety contains....Read more »

Wheat School: What’s the best N rate for my goal yield and protein?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 23, 2018

How confident are you in your selected nitrogen (N) rate for wheat? Do you adjust that number based on yield potential? Variety? Soil type? How much...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 »

Soybean School: Preventing those yellow patches next year

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 15, 2017

Most of the yellow patches in soybean fields in Western Canada and the northern U.S. have disappeared as the plants have recovered, or turned...Read more »

Credits and Costs: Understanding the Carbon Balance of Annual Cropping

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 23, 2017

If farmers are going to pay a tax on carbon emissions, they should also receive credit for the carbon their farms remove from the atmosphere. Many in...Read more »

When Deep Ripping Might be Your Best Bet (Plus What It Will & Won’t Fix)

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 7, 2016

The struggle to get the crop off in wet conditions has left its scars on fields across parts of Western Canada, leaving farmers with tough decisions...Read more »

Breaking Down the Hot Air and Cold Truth About Carbon Emissions

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 31, 2016

Mario Tenuta and some of the equipment he uses to measure greenhouse gas emissions from farming.

Mario Tenuta has been studying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture for longer than he’s willing to admit. Never before has he seen this...Read more »

Canola School: Alleviate Soil Compaction with Biodrilling

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 4, 2016

A wet harvest has left farmers in many areas of Western Canada considering options for addressing soil compaction. One of the options that’s...Read more »

Wheat School: New Nitrogen Strategies Needed to Keep Up With Big Yield Potential

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 17, 2016

Don Flaten leads a tour of one of the on-farm research sites for updating nitrogen strategies for higher yielding wheat varieties.

It’s been a long time since the last public research was conducted to support nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for wheat on the eastern side of...Read more »

Soybean & Pulse Research Agronomist Coming to the University of Manitoba

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 17, 2016

With the expansion of soybean acres in the west, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and the University of Manitoba are collaborating to address what...Read more »

Soybean School: Refining the Soybean Aphid Threshold to Factor in Friendly Bugs

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 21, 2016

When soybean aphids start multiplying in soybean fields, the decision to spray is typically triggered by the number of aphids found on each plant....Read more »

Wheat School: Don’t Get Burned With Contaminant in Urea

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 14, 2016

Growers topdressing melted urea to boost wheat protein should be asking their supplier whether it contains a contaminant that’s toxic to wheat,...Read more »

Canola School: Making Up for Canola’s Nonexistent Relationship with Mycorrhizae

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 11, 2016

If the world of soil biology had its own version of Facebook, crops like peas, lentils, corn and flax would be listed as “in a symbiotic...Read more »

Granular Phosphorus Extracted from Hog Manure Shows Promise in Canola & Wheat

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 16, 2016

Struvite granules from liquid hog manure (photo courtesy Francis Zvomuya)

Granular phosphorus fertilizer recovered from liquid hog manure could be a viable alternative to traditional 11-52 monoammonium phosphate (MAP)...Read more »