The Growing Point Podcast
Seed testing and results management with Dr. K Turkington (AAFC) and Carey Matthiessen (2020 Seedlabs)

Seed testing and results management with Dr. K Turkington (AAFC) and Carey Matthiessen (2020 Seedlabs)

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.

 

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network with Meghan Vankosky (AAFC)

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network with Meghan Vankosky (AAFC)

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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Dr. Richard Cuthbert (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) on Falling Number (FN)

Dr. Richard Cuthbert (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) on Falling Number (FN)

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!

Dr. Breanne Tidemann (AAFC) – The Harrington Seed Destructor

Dr. Breanne Tidemann (AAFC) – The Harrington Seed Destructor

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.

Winter wheat seeding best management practices with Dr. Brian Beres (AAFC)

Winter wheat seeding best management practices with Dr. Brian Beres (AAFC)

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.

Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF)

Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF)

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.

Shannon Sereda from Team Alberta

Shannon Sereda from Team Alberta

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.

AAFC researcher Dr. Brian Beres

AAFC researcher Dr. Brian Beres

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.

Dr. Haley Catton

Dr. Haley Catton

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.