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The plants on the injured 60 acres were stunted, had a thin stand and general yellowing, particularly on the headlands.

Crop advisor casebook: Has herbicide injury damaged 60 acres of lentils?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the August 24, 2021 issue of Grainews

Charles farms in Elrose, Sask., where he runs a 4,500-acre mixed grain farming operation, which includes lentils. He called me one day and said one of his 320-acre lentil fields had taken a turn for the worse. Approximately 60 acres of the field showed what he thought looked like significant herbicide injury, while the other […] Read more

The plants in the unaffected areas were showing typical drought symptoms, such as pale colouring, shorter stature, minimal plant branching, and trace pod abortion throughout.

Crop advisor casebook: What’s wrong with this patchy canola crop?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the March 6, 2018 issue of Grainews

Ted, a Saskatchewan producer who owns a 3,000-acre mixed grain operation near Elrose, asked me to visit his farm last year on July 12. The visit was to assess if diamondback moth larvae populations in his canola field had reached levels necessary to warrant an insecticide application, to save the crop’s yield. Due to lack […] Read more