GFM Network News


The durum stand was thin and uneven, with numerous bare rows as well as areas that had lots of sickly-looking plants. Where germinated plants had emerged, many of them were turning yellow and were starting to wilt, particularly the larger three-leaf plants.

Crop advisor casebook: Durum wheat mystery revealed

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the December 1, 2020 issue of Grainews

David runs a grain operation about 30 kilometres southwest of Moose Jaw, Sask., growing durum wheat, canola and lentils on his 4,500-acre farm. In the third week of June, I got a call from the producer saying his durum crop was doing poorly. David told me the durum stand was thin and uneven, with numerous […] Read more

Austen checked the plants for root rot in all areas of the field. All plant roots were healthy, which allowed me to rule out root rot. Because the plants were asymptomatic, Austen also struck rhizoctonia off the list.

Crop advisor casebook: A thin lentil crop due to seeding problems?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 12, 2019 issue of Grainews

Colin farms 6,000 acres of canola, lentils, durum and canaryseed south of Regina, Sask. He called me at the beginning of June about his poor lentil stand. He said the stand looked less vigorous than it should. He thought the problem might be related to seeding. “I must’ve messed up during seeding. Maybe I put […] Read more