July 28, Farming Smarter took 40 people for a swishy ride through mud tracks to learn about canola pollination, canola and wheat diseases and to see how our purposefully hail damaged crops are recovering.
Sam Robinson, AAFC, gave a detailed talk about southern Alberta pollinators that work on commodity and seed canola crops. He explained that seed and commodity canola have different pollination requirements.
Ron Howard took participants through the five major diseases of canola and offered some tips for identifying and controlling them.
Ken Coles explained the methods used to simulate hail damage on canola and wheat. Participants got to see up close different recovery treatment results on different damage levels at different times.
Dr. Reem Aboukhaddour led the group through identifying and controlling wheat diseases before everyone climbed out of the mud and back to the Quonset for an excellent lunch.
This was Farming Smarter’s last Plot Hop of 2016. We want to thank our sponsors, partners, presenters and participants for making 2016 a great Plot Hop/Field School season.
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Created July 28, 2016 | Category: News Articles