Agronomy Updates

Updates from Prairie Giants agronomists on what they are seeing in the field.

May 2, 2022

How to Cost-Effectively Use Your Glyphosate

Seed treatment

April 11, 2022
As seeding quickly approaches, now is the time to start thinking about seed treating. Seed treatments are fungicide based and help to protect crops in the early stages against seed and soil borne diseases...

Heat canker

November 27, 2021
Wow – what a year! The 2021 season brought many challenges, but among it successes as well. The season started off cool and dry, but a mid-May rain got crops off to a good start. Flea beetle pressure was high...

Wild oats

September 16, 2020
Combines are rolling, with majority of the wheat off and many working on canola! Yields are better than expected considering the moisture constraints growers faced this year...

June 15, 2021
Cereals are looking good, and sprayers are rolling! On average, 50% of wheat, 25% of barley and 20% of oats are sprayed. Cereal staging ranges, but on average wheat is around 5 leaf. The wheat seemed slow...

 Blackleg in canola

June 6, 2021
Seeding is almost wrapped up with lots of canola up and growing! Seeding depths varied, with many looking for moisture in the dry spring conditions. Thankfully, the rain we got at the end of May has helped with germination and stands are looking good...

Barley Thrip Damage

July 17, 2020
Last week, we began receiving reports from multiple farmers of bent over heads in their wheat fields. Who is the culprit? Barley thrips (Limothrips denticornis)! Although the name may be misleading, the adults can be found in other hosts including oats...

Sclerotinia

July 2, 2020
With the recent rains and warm temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about applying fungicide on your cereals! Fusarium head blight is a fungal disease with the potential for significant yield loss and grade reduction. Common in wheat...

Green Grass Bug Damage

June 29, 2020
A grower submitted the following photo of mysterious damage on his wheat crop… After consulting John Gavloski, an entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, we concluded it was potential feeding from green grass bug. They overwinter as eggs...

Flea Beetle

June 16, 2020
For the most part, flea beetle pressure has started to wane in the area. This is due to a combination of reasons including the recent rains, advanced canola staging, and the ending of their life cycle (finally!). Flea beetles begin to lay their eggs late May...

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