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Prairie wireworm guide now available

According to AAFC’s Haley Catton, the “Guide to pest wireworms in Canadian Prairie field crop production” discusses Prairie wireworm biology, species, monitoring, management options and research needs.

OMAFRA: Assessing soybean performance

According to OMAFRA, soybean yields from the fields already harvested have been good, but fields that underperformed may have underlying issues, like infestations of soybean cyst nematode or white mould.

Updated post-harvest weed control guide

A post-harvest weed control strategy targets perennial and winter annual weeds to prevent them from stealing early season moisture. Use this searchable guide to select herbicide options for post-harvest weed control.
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Featured News 
Crop rotation and diversification

The benefits of crop rotation and diversification

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist Craig Drury discussed the results of several long-term crop rotation studies in Ontario at the Top Crop Summit. One such example was one of the longest crop rotation studies in Harrow, Ont., established in 1959, looking at continuous corn vs. corn in a four-year rotation. Another looked at the long-term effects of crop rotations on yield, soil health and environment. » Learn more
Know your enemy

Know your enemy

Wireworms are a particularly pesky pest on the Prairies. While there are chemical control options, there hasn’t been a pesticide capable of killing them since the PMRA cancelled registration of lindane in late 2004 – which changed with the registration of broflanilide in November 2020. But Haley Catton, an entomologist with AAFC-Lethbridge, says a lack of information on the pest is the real challenge. » Learn more
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Inputs: THe Podcast

Smart crop nutrition with Dr. Cristie Preston

Sulfur comes in two different forms: elemental sulfur and sulfate. Which one is the best choice for your crop? The goal is to apply nutrients when the plant will take them up to maximize production and minimize loss, so timing and crop uptake are two main factors to consider when making this decision. Learn more about sulfur and Smart Nutrition MAP + MST from Cristie Preston, senior agronomist with Nutrien. » Listen now