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When I first saw the plants, some areas were set back, especially on the headlands and riverbed regions. The leaves were cupping, however, there was no purpling or discolouration.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: The residual riddle

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 14, 2017 issue of Grainews

John farms 2,500 acres of mixed grains and oilseeds, including wheat, oats, canola, and flax, in addition to the odd season growing clovers and specialty crops, such as borage and hemp. It was mid-June when John contacted me about one of his canola fields. He was convinced the Group 10 herbicide he’d applied to his […] Read more

Pea plants in the pale green areas were small and struggling compared to the larger, healthier-looking plants in the lush green areas.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: Puzzling patterns in a pea field

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the October 21, 2014 issue of Grainews

Back in late spring, Allan was alarmed to see some strange patterns showing up in his crop of field peas at his 2,000-acre mixed grain farm near Aylsham, Sask. Irregular sections of pale green peas were appearing in the field, in contrast to the lush green growth of the rest of the crop. The pea […] Read more