Crop Production Update:
- Grasshoppers continue to be a problem in pulse crops, refresh your knowledge on how to handle these pests.
- Gophers have become a problem in parts of the province, learn how to control gophers in your field.
- Moist conditions in many areas of the province are favourable for disease spread in crops, know how to detect and address common diseases.
In This Issue:
Learn more about verticillium stripe in canola, a new disease to Saskatchewan which is often confused with other diseases due to the complex symptoms.
The Diamondback moth is sometimes a serious pest of cruciferous crops like canola in Saskatchewan. Find out information on the biology of this pest, and factors that regulate populations.
The month of June was colder than usual for many producers and some had a lot of precipitation. Due to the climate, many plants were submitted to the laboratory with symptoms of environmental stress.
Recent rains in western Saskatchewan will give crops a good boost in growth, but they may also trigger the release of any herbicide residues still lurking in the soil.
Once you see symptoms of Fusarium head blight, it is too late to do anything. By assessing the risk prior to infection, you can make an informed decision on whether a fungicide application is warranted or not.
There are many plants that look similar in appearance. Such is the case with purple loosestrife and fireweed so how do you tell them apart?