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Time your post-harvest herbicide

Agronomy tips... from the field

If your time it right, a post-harvest herbicide application can be an excellent way to set up your field for seeding next spring. The idea is to control emerging winter annuals, such as hawk’s beard and shepherd’s purse as well as perennial weeds such as dandelions and Canadian thistle in crops that you’ve swathed. Going […] Read more




blackleg infection on a canola stem

Does it pay to spray fungicide for blackleg?

When you’re looking to guard your canola against blackleg, does it pay to spray a fungicide? The short answer is yes — especially if you’re running a tight canola-wheat rotation. Short rotations put you at the highest risk of developing a blackleg infection, since the fungus can overwinter on diseased canola stubble year over year […] Read more



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Seed treatments maximize potential

Agronomy tips... from the field

Seed treatments can’t walk on water, but they’ll help to enhance the existing seed quality that you have. That’s why it’s very important to select the highest-quality seed you can possibly get. A good start to the year will put you in the best position to maximize the genetic potential of your pulse crop. If […] Read more


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Take a stand against Rhizoctonia

No matter what you’re planning to grow this season — be it soybeans, canola or pulses — protecting that crop from Rhizoctonia and ensuring a good, strong stand establishment should be your first priority. I’ve seen many situations where Rhizoctonia infections in fields have caused seed rot and decay, pre and post emergence damping off, […] Read more



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Look beyond your yield

Agronomy tips... from the field

When it comes to cereal seed selection, it’s easy to default to the variety with the highest provincial average yield. But what’s good province-wide might not be best for your farm. Instead, decide are what the most important attributes to you. Besides yield, is it protein, fusarium head blight (FHB) tolerance, rust tolerance, lodging, maturity […] Read more