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 […] Read more
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.
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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? […] Read more
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.
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
The virtual world may soon be coming to a service rep near you in the not-too-distant future if today’s win in the Inventor’s Showcase at Manitoba Ag Days is any indication. The folks at Amazone have developed a Smart Service 4.0 system that allows technicians to completely disassemble equipment using virtual reality. In this video, […] Read more