MarketsFarm — Pulse crops in Saskatchewan are in shape to have a good year, according to Dale Risula, a pulse specialist with the province’s agriculture department. “Pulses got off to a pretty good start. Moisture levels in the soil were pretty good. Most of the pulses were up and growing rapidly,” Risula said, noting pulse
Mud may have kept you out of fields this spring, but pulse experts warn that root rots might be plenty active under the surface. Cool temperatures and soil moisture curbed producer efforts to access fields this year. The province estimated that only nine per cent of seeding was complete in Manitoba after the first week
As growers face more challenges from weeds, diseases and insects, many researchers, agronomists, advisers and farmers have shifted thinking from “control” of pests to “managing” them. Some of this trend is attributable to single-mode-of-action products and a reliance on one or two chemistries or technologies — but the adaptability of weed, disease and insect species
The threat of phytophthora is on the rise in Manitoba. Results from a 2017 disease survey show it’s becoming common enough soybean growers will need to keep it top of mind as they plan their rotations this year. About 35 per cent of tested soybean crops in Manitoba were positive for phytophthora, although fusarium was
Diamondback moth continues to be a concern in some areas, although it is the pupa stage that is now dominant in some fields. Soybean aphids surpassed economic threshold in some fields. In some soybean fields natural enemy populations seem to be building in response to the soybean aphids. Bertha armyworms are being monitored, and high levels of larvae have
Our three experts have pinpointed fusarium head blight as the No. 1 disease to watch out for this year — but keep an eye on these ones, too.
Is that canola crop afflicted by blackleg, root rot, both, or something else entirely? It’s a messy question farmers and agronomists encounter every year. Presenters tried to untangle those problems at CanoLAB in Vermilion this winter. Here are four diseases to watch for in canola fields this summer, and tips on diagnosing them.
Agroundbreaking study has determined what are the most prevalent races of phytophthora root rot found in Manitoba soybean fields. The most prominent are Races 4, 25, 28 and 3. The most common is Race 4, according to the study, completed through the Pulse Science Cluster and funded by the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers and
CNS Canada — The recent batch of wet weather across parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba have been a welcome relief to some fields that were suffering from excess dryness. However, soggy conditions have also enabled certain disease pressures to rear their ugly head, according to some government specialists. “Root rot is showing up in peas
CNS Canada — Pea acreage in Western Canada could rise by five to 10 per cent this year, according to one industry expert, who notes root rot threatens to curtail that projection. Demand from India, China and Bangladesh is strong and that means total pea area could hit four million acres, said Carl Potts, executive