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Post-emergence wireworm scouting

At this point, many producers and agronomists are familiar with the devastating effects of wireworm infestation. 

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Should you tank mix fungicide with your herbicide or plant growth regulator?

Many cereal growers have considered applying, or have applied, a sub-lethal rate of fungicide (i.e. half rate of Tilt/propiconazole) tank-mixed with herbicide at early growth stages. This practice is considered a conveni…

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The Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee: a new initiative and resource for producers & agronomists

Herbicide-resistant wild oat is increasing in prevalence across Western Canada. 

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Seeking participants for a study on climate resilient production practices in the Prairies

Research teams at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are seeking information on some key growing season variables (e.g. field size, harvested area, varieties, irrigation …

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Spring frost risks in wheat and barley crops

When emerged wheat and barley crops experience night-time temperatures below 0°C, the question of crop survival is never far from a producer’s mind. In general, wheat is relatively resilient to frost as compared to cr…

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Chlormequat (Manipulator) is now listed under “Be Informed” for barley

Keep it Clean has updated their 2021 Product Advisory to inform Canadian barley growers of market risks associated with using chlormequat (e.g. Manipulator) on barley for malt, food or feed, moving it from Acceptable to …

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