The Growing Point Podcast
Preventing selection of herbicide-resistant weeds with Dr. Breanne Tidemann (AAFC)

Preventing selection of herbicide-resistant weeds with Dr. Breanne Tidemann (AAFC)

May 21, 2021

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Breanne Tidemann about why weeds are jerks. We chat about the current state of weed resistance in Western Canada, how we got here, and what it means for farmers' pockets. We also chat about what weed resistance looks like in a field, how it develops in a plant, and what producers can do to mitigate resistance. Check out the Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee website here, https://weedscience.ca/wild-oat-action-committee/ and follow them on Twitter @RWildOat. (https://twitter.com/RWildOat)

Plant Growth Regulators on Barley – Which option is preferred? (Dr. Sheri Strydhorst)

Plant Growth Regulators on Barley – Which option is preferred? (Dr. Sheri Strydhorst)

May 10, 2021

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (Agronomy Research Specialist - Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions) about plant growth regulators (PGRs). Over the past couple of years, the PGRs available for use in Western Canada have changed. Producers now have multiple options to select from. Luckily, research conducted in Canada, as well as internationally, provides a strong indication of which product may be best for barley. For more information, follow this link (link referenced by Dr. Sheri Strydhorst within the podcast): https://bit.ly/33tvdCU

Closing Yield Gaps in Western Canada - A discussion with Dr. Brian Beres (AAFC)

Closing Yield Gaps in Western Canada - A discussion with Dr. Brian Beres (AAFC)

February 19, 2021

In this podcast, we chat with Dr. Brian Beres regarding his current research on closing yield gaps in Western Canada. Part of his research involves capturing management information from producers through a survey. We discuss the survey and research value to western Canadian producers and how it will impact producers goal of closing yield gaps in the future.

 

To learn more about this survey click here: https://albertawheat.com/media/the-growing-point/february-2021/yield-gap

Bacterial disease in Western Canada - A discussion with Dr. Michael Harding (Pathologist with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry)

Bacterial disease in Western Canada - A discussion with Dr. Michael Harding (Pathologist with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry)

December 15, 2020

In this episode of The Growing Point Podcast we chat with Dr. Michael Harding (Pathologist with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry) about bacterial disease in western Canada. Harding breaks down the life cycle, various forms, impacts, management tactics, and environmental conditions conducive for bacterial blights to be of concern. For more information or if you suspect you may be dealing with bacterial blight, feel free to reach out to Dr. Harding at Michael.Harding@gov.ab.ca.

Growing malt for feed – A discussion with Laurel Thompson (Crop researcher at Lakeland College)

Growing malt for feed – A discussion with Laurel Thompson (Crop researcher at Lakeland College)

December 4, 2020

In this episode of The Growing Point Podcast we chat with Laurel Thompson, a crop researcher at Lakeland College in Alberta, about her recent malt barley projects. The first project looks at the economics of producing malt barley varieties for feed end use. The second project investigated the effects of Moddus, a gibberellin inhibitor PGR, on malt barley varieties. These projects provide very practical and beneficial information for producers who produce malt or are malt curious. 

Farming without glyphosate - A Conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie (AHRI) Part 2

Farming without glyphosate - A Conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie (AHRI) Part 2

October 12, 2020

Continuation of the conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie. Loss of glyphosate as a tool in our toolbox is a growing concern. Countries around the globe are already planning on removing the product from use. In this podcast, I chat with Dr. Beckie about his recent research paper which outlines potential impacts that would come with the loss of glyphosate as well what can be done to maintain soil moisture conservation and weed control if this valuable tool is lost.

Farming without glyphosate - A Conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie (AHRI) Part 1

Farming without glyphosate - A Conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie (AHRI) Part 1

October 12, 2020

Loss of glyphosate as a tool in our toolbox is a growing concern. Countries around the globe are already planning on removing the product from use. In this podcast, I chat with Dr. Beckie about his recent research paper which outlines potential impacts that would come with the loss of glyphosate as well what can be done to maintain soil moisture conservation and weed control if this valuable tool is lost.

Breeding for fusarium head blight resistance with Dr. Anita Brûlé-Babel (UoM)

Breeding for fusarium head blight resistance with Dr. Anita Brûlé-Babel (UoM)

August 5, 2020

In this episode we talk with Dr. Anita Brûlé-Babel, a professor at the University of Manitoba, who focuses her research on breeding for disease resistance in wheat. We discuss the challenges of breeding for FHB, how it differs from other diseases, how resistant varieties play a role in disease management on farm, and what the future of FHB resistance looks like.

Fusarium head blight timing tactics with Dr. Kelly Turkington of AAFC Lacombe

Fusarium head blight timing tactics with Dr. Kelly Turkington of AAFC Lacombe

June 9, 2020

We chat with Dr. Kelly Turkington regarding how to best time fusarium head blight (FHB) applications in relation to crop staging, environment, and other risk factors. Recent research has shown that the infection window for FHB is wider than initially thought. How does this affect your in-field tactics and end grain quality?

Early season wheat fungicide applications with Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF)

Early season wheat fungicide applications with Dr. Sheri Strydhorst (AF)

May 6, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we chat with Dr. Sheri Strydhorst regarding her research on early season fungicides in wheat. This practice, which is common in some areas of Alberta, likely doesn’t provide the value that some producers and agronomist hope it would. Sheri delves deep into her research, past research on the topic and discusses some of the implications of early fungicide application.

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