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In affected spots in the wheat field, the plants had white heads and dried-up flag leaves. Something was causing the wheat to turn white, but what?

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: Crop trouble follows a pattern

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the April 28, 2015 issue of Grainews

It was back at harvest time the previous year when I received my first SOS about a particular field problem from Joe, who grows canola, wheat and barley on his farm at Morinville, Alta. The performance of his barley crop just wasn’t up to snuff — yield was way down as a result of numerous […] Read more

Wayne’s canola plants were purpling and dying. There was uneven and stunted growth throughout the crop.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: A canola conundrum confounds

A Crop Advisor’s Solution from the September 2, 2014 issue of Grainews

In early June I received a call from Wayne, a canola grower in Westlock, Alta. He told me a field of his canola was suffering from very poor plant establishment and vigour. The plants were purpling and dying. “Only a few plants have come up,” Wayne said. “The ones that did are stunted and have […] Read more