Tag: University of Manitoba

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 »

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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 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 »

Canola School: Making Survival Difficult for Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 5, 2016

Glyphosate-resistant kochia has started showing up in more of Western Canada, and as with other cases of resistance, it’s becoming evident you...Read more »

Growing Phosphorus Disparity Is Not Sustainable

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 28, 2016

The number of soil tests in Manitoba with phosphorus concentrations below the critical level for crop production grew by 7 percent between 2010 and...Read more »

Ladies & Gentlemen, Welcome to the 4R Nutrient Casino

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 21, 2016

Farmers are dealt a hand of cards each year. There are cards of fortune and cards of misfortune. Maybe it’s a wet spring or corn prices below $4/bu...Read more »