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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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more



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 […] Read more


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? […] Read more



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 […] Read more




VIDEO: Amazone virtual reality system awarded first place at Ag Days

News from Ag Days 2019: Amazone Smart Service 4.0 VR links producers to the virtual world

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



VIDEO: Boldly spraying where no one’s sprayed before?

ROGA Drone wants to swoop onto the crop spray market with an autonomous UAV

Started as a company in 2017, ROGA Drone is one of the new players in the UAV market, and Don Campbell believes there’s an untapped market in Western Canada for UAVs to spray insecticide. His flight plan? The Kray drone. The Kray drone is a fixed wing UAV using eight rotors to keep it airborne, […] Read more


VIDEO: Challenges and rewards in Manitoba’s bison industry

Two of Manitoba's bison producers see hurdles for their industry, but also a bright future

Take the road less travelled in some parts of rural Manitoba and you may see an iconic animal on the other side of the fence. There’s a good number of bison on the Prairies and Manitoba’s bison producers are hard at work meeting the demand of consumer appetites, but it won’t come without its own […] Read more