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VIDEO: Coding camp for kids aimed at building interest in ag tech

Teresa Vallotton of FarmFemmes is aiming to pique the interest of kids for future careers in agricultural technology. Vallotten’s “AI in a Day” coding camp sessions recently held at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon gave kids a quick introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and allowed them to play around with aspects of the technology. Here,

VIDEO: Timing fungicide decisions in canola and cereal crops

Crop Diagnostic School: A relatively dry growing season in 2019 didn't rule out fusarium issues

At Crop Diagnostic School in July, David Kaminski, plant pathologist with Manitoba Agriculture, said 2019 was a challenge for producers when it came to timing fungicide applications. In this video, Kaminski discusses some of the conditions Manitoba producers faced this growing season in their canola and cereal crops and some of the factors at play


VIDEO: Six things you can do to avoid clubroot

As the threat of clubroot grows in Manitoba, these steps can go a long way to protect your canola crop

Wondering what you can do avoid clubroot in your canola? At Crop Diagnostic School in Carman this past July, Dane Froese with Manitoba Agriculture offered six things producers can do to help reduce their risk of having clubroot appear in their fields.

Tammy Jones speaking to attendees during a Crop Diagnostic School session in 2019.

VIDEO: Deciding when to spray to wipe out weeds

Know your economic threshold before firing up the sprayer

Deciding when to spray is key to limiting the spread of weeds and capturing the best yield your crop can offer. As with nearly every aspect of crop production, weather plays a key role and the amount of precipitation in a growing season  – and the timing of your herbicide application – will go a

VIDEO: Bean development in Manitoba

Lower temperatures early in the season have slowed growth to some extent

So, how are soybeans and dry beans faring in Manitoba this crop season? At the recent Crop Diagnostic School, Dennis Lange, provincial pulse crop specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, offers what he’s seeing in terms of crop development in the province, the impact that weather has had for growers so far this year, and what options


VIDEO: Know your grasshopper stages before deciding to spray

If you hit your fields early, you could end up spraying twice

You’ve got grasshoppers in your fields, but before you fill up your sprayer to help limit the damage – and their appetites – do you know what growth stage you’re looking at? In this video, John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, offers his experience on staging grasshoppers and why their third to fourth juvenile stage

VIDEO: How to treat grasshoppers that have made the jump to your fields

What to look for when deciding to spray for the voracious pest

If you’re seeing plenty of grasshoppers in your fields, you’re likely far from alone. John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, said at the Crop Diagnostic School on July 9 that populations have been on the increase for about three years. So, what action should you take if you see these hungry pests eating your crop?

VIDEO: Finding solutions to harvest loss

Feed rate, combine settings often factors for higher losses

Angela Brackenreed with the Canola Council of Canada talks about harvest loss in canola, measuring harvest loss, and what producers can do to minimize the economic impact. Recorded at Manitoba Ag Days 2019 in Brandon. Video editing by Greg Berg.


VIDEO: Stemming the spread of blackleg

Justine Cornelsen with the Canola Council of Canada shares three things canola growers can do to help limit disease

A recent canola disease survey for Manitoba shows that blackleg is present in nearly 75 per cent of fields. Thanks to improved to genetics, the number of blackleg incidences in plants is much lower, but anything that can impact yield loss is always cause for concern. In this video, Justine Cornelsen with the Canola Council

VIDEO: BushelPlus system helps you safely measure harvest loss

Manitoba Ag Days 2019: Drop pan system activated by remote control

Measuring harvest loss is essential in order to ensure your combine is set up properly, and you’ll know if you’ve done a good job by the number of geese getting a free meal in your field in the days after. But not only is it important to make sure your getting the most from your