March 20, 2020
The episode includes a conversation with Carey and Kelly regarding how seed testing occurs and what that means for managing that seed lot and your crop. Germination rates, vigour, disease and more can all affect your crop establishment and in-crop concerns. We go into detail about how these tests are conducted, and how each result should play a role in your decision making. Heading into seeding season, this podcast will help answer some questions around crop/seed planning and management.
February 13, 2020
Dr. Meghan Vankosky of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada discusses the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN). Who is involved, what information you can find, and how it can help with making on farm decisions. Meghan outlines why this is such a valuable tool for producers and agronomists in western Canada and how to start receiving it.
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December 4, 2019
On this episode we chat with Dr. Richard Cuthbert (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) about Falling Number (FN), a topic that is growing in attention and challenges it is bringing to prairie producers. Cuthbert is a wheat breeder from Swift Current, Saskatoon and brings a wealth of knowledge around the topic of FN. We discuss the differences between sprouting and FN, FN in the breeding process, the Hagberg test, and varietal differences. Enjoy!
August 28, 2019
Dr. Breanne Tidemann(AAFC) joins us to talk about weed management in western Canada. We discuss challenges around wild oats, the Harrington Seed Destructor’s potential, weed resistance, and potential future tools in the weed management toolbox.
August 6, 2019
Dr. Brian Beres (AAFC) joins us the discuss the nuances of seeding for a successful winter wheat crop. We discuss moisture concerns, seeding best management practices, nitrogen management, new varieties, stubble options, and much more.
June 14, 2019
Fungicides, in-crop nitrogen, and PGRs can help increase yields. But do they always pay? What varieties respond? What environments are best for stacking agronomic practices. Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF) discusses her research on these topics.
June 4, 2019
Recent wet, delayed, and challenging harvests in Alberta increase the value of on-farm drying systems. But how much energy does it take and how efficient are they? Shannon Sereda from Team Alberta discusses an upcoming study to answer these questions.
June 4, 2019
In crop nitrogen application during early summer on spring wheat can be beneficial for yield. But what considerations around products, equipment, and timing need to be discussed. AAFC researcher Dr. Brian Beres give us some helpful tips.
May 27, 2019
Discussion with research scientist Dr. Haley Catton who focuses on cereal crop Entomology, plant-insect interactions, insect ecology, biological control and integrated pest management at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge research station. Dr. Catton studies the lifecycle and population dynamics of wireworm species in Alberta. In this podcast we discuss current wireworm research, understanding of its lifecycle, scouting, and potential solutions for its impact. Recorded Apr 26.