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Crop adviser’s solution

Concerned about one of his malt barley fields, Jim — a Saskatoon-area farmer — asked me to visit his farm. It was the third week of June, and until that point Jim’s crop had progressed normally, despite the heavy rain that had fallen on his fields that spring. Now, quite unexpectedly, some of the plants […] Read more


Jim didn’t know what to think. By the third week of June, random areas of stressed, stunted and generally unhealthy malt barley plants had developed in an otherwise healthy field. “I’ve got another barley field close by that is healthy and growing vigorously,” he told me. “I think it could be excessive moisture, nutrient deficiency […] Read more