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Crop Production News 2016 Issue 4

In this issue:

  • 2016 clubroot survey
    • Soil sampling and DNA-based testing detects the clubroot pathogen at levels lower than those required to cause visible symptoms in the field. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is looking for volunteers for our annual clubroot survey.
  • 2016 Irrigation Agronomy Tours
    • Outlook is home to Saskatchewan’s only irrigation research farm. Come enjoy the field days that CSIDC has to offer in 2016!
  • Crop Protection Lab update
    • Find out more about the 155 samples we’ve been working on this season.
  • A powerful diagnostic tool – a comparative tissue plus soil test
    • If there are patches of poor crop growth and you want to determine if a nutrient is the cause, consider using a complete comparative tissue plus soil test as a diagnostic tool.
  • Insect update
    • Cutworms have had a long season with many issues reported. Remember to scout for cabbage seedpod weevil, wheat midge and grasshoppers.
  • Management of Sclerotinia diseases
    • Sclerotinia diseases can reduce yields and are often managed through the application of foliar fungicides. Disease management decisions should be based on disease risk, which will vary from year to year and region to region primarily due to differences in environmental conditions.
  • Pulse crop update
    • Learn about some of the challenges pea and lentil crops have faced in 2016 and how to avoid maximum residue limit-related.
  • Regional variety trials
    • Regional variety trials are grown around the province each year to produce accurate and relative yield data that can be shared with producers in the Varieties of Grain Crops and SaskSeed Guide.
  • Temperature banding in cereals
    • Did some of your cereals have horizontal yellow to white bands on the leaves shortly after emergence?

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