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Crop Production News - 2017 - Issue #3

Field of wheat
In this issue:
  • Boron application to canola at early flowering
    • There has been a lot of talk about boron application in canola. Boron application will not always result in a yield response. Demonstration trails have been conducted to investigate this practice in canola.
  • Fixing seeding misses - Nitrogen
    • Fertilizer misses that are a little too large to be left for a check strip may occur during a zero-till seeding operation. 
  • Importance of Irrigation Scheduling
    • Irrigation provides the ability to maximize yields and grow high-value crops. Proper irrigation scheduling will ensure added inputs and costly infrastructure is profitable. 
  • Insect update
    • An update on insect monitoring and insects to watch for in the coming weeks
  • Integrated Weed Management
    • The number of herbicide resistant weeds has increased over the past decade. An integrated weed management approach is necessary to manage herbicide resistance.
  • Making informed fungicide application decisions
    • Trying to decide if you should apply a fungicide to manage diseases in your crop? Scouting using risk assessment tools can enable more informed application decisions.
  • Stemphylium Blight in Lentils
    • Although not of economic concern, stemphylium blight is another disease to note when scouting lentil fields.
  • Those red bugs in my fields!
    • Each year brings something different. This year there have been a lot of bugs that have producers seeing red. However, it is important to note what we do and don’t know when it comes to these mystery bugs.

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