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Crop Production News - 2018 - Issue #1

Farm equipment at work

In this issue:

  • Come Walk the Crops with Us- May 2 and 16
    • No time to make it to a field day this spring? Get all the details from your phone! Follow #cropwalk18 on Twitter to see what ICDC and Sask Ag are up to in Outlook this year. Feel free to join in the conversation by letting us know what you’re seeing where you are.
  • Conditions Are Right for Flea Beetle Pressure in Saskatchewan
    • Late seeding coupled with warm dry weather could create favourable conditions for fleabeetle feeding and damage. To assess feeding damage and guide management decisions, canola seedlings should be scouted frequently during the first two weeks after emergence.
  • Dutch elm disease and what you can do to help
    • Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is a fungal disease spread by the elm bark beetle to susceptible elm trees, including Siberian and American elm trees, resulting in tree death. DED spread can be controlled through proper management, testing potentially diseased trees and removing infected trees. DED is present in Saskatchewan, and diagnosis of DED is available at the Crop Protection Lab.
  • Pea Leaf Weevils in Saskatchewan Fields
    • As peas and faba beans emerge in Saskatchewan fields, it is important to keep an eye out for the arrival of the yield-reducing pea leaf weevil. Pea leaf weevil larvae begin to feed on the Rhizobium nodules of the roots as soon as the weather conditions are favourable and remain active until August.
  • Proactive Clubroot Management Practices
    • Clubroot of canola is a soil-borne disease that is best managed when detected early. Taking a proactive approach combines both disease prevention and management, keeping pathogen levels low and minimizing yield losses.
  • Spring Considerations for Soybean
    • Are you growing soybean this year? Learn about the best management practices for soybean productions and the common pests that you may see in the field.
  • Starter Phosphate Is a Must to Give the Crop the Best Start
    • With seeding progress advancing, this is a reminder that starter phosphate needs to be banded with the seed or very near the seed to get the germinating crops up as quickly and uniformly as possible.
  • What Is in a Number? How to Interpret Herbicide Resistance Test Results
    • Have you submitted a weed sample for herbicide resistance testing? Learn what the numbers really mean and how they can help guide your weed management decisions.

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