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Crop Production News - 2017 - Issue #7

Soybean plots

In this issue:

  • Crop Protection Product Disposal and Safety 
    • A reminder for those in the southern half of the Saskatchewan grain belt region: the Obsolete Pesticide and Livestock Medication Disposal Program is returning from Oct. 23 to 27. Make sure to mark down the date and location nearest you.

  • Fall Soil Testing Is Underway 
    • October is now upon us, so soil testing is underway.

  • Herbicide Carryover Following Dry Conditions the Previous Year 
    • Crop selection for any given field may be more challenging for the 2018 season as a result of unexpected herbicide residues. With the exceptionally dry season of 2017, producers need to be very conservative when selecting crops to follow potentially residual herbicides used in 2017.

  • New Findings of Clubroot in Saskatchewan: What Does This Mean for You? 
    • Clubroot has been identified in commercial canola fields in Saskatchewan.  What do these findings mean and how can you reduce the risk of clubroot on your farm?

  • Preparing for Soybeans in 2018 
    • The interest in soybean production is strong and likely to continue. Therefore it is important to consider what cropping practices are necessary to ensure success in growing soybeans in our province.

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