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May 24 canola grower update

Created May 16, 2019 | Category: Events

Trade with China Join a phone call with Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau CCC president Jim Everson CCGA CEO Rick White

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network

Created May 2, 2019 | Category: Insects

April 27, 2019 Weekly Update Weekly Update (Apr 26, 2019; Wk 3) Otani, Giffen, Weiss, Trudel, Olfert, Vankosky Weather synopsis (April 24, 2019; Wk 3) Wind Trajectories (Apr 26, 2019; Wk 3) Weiss, Vankosky, Trudel Pea leaf weevil (Apr 24, 2019; Wk 3) Alfalfa weevil (Apr 24, 2019; Wk 3) Predicted grasshopper development (Apr 24, […]

Try a biobed for pesticide rinsate management

Created April 24, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Article information compiled by Kyle Stringam Biobeds offer a safe way to dispose of pesticide rinsate on a farm. It can be easy to overlook the potential effects of disposing of pesticide rinsate but this is where the great benefits of a biobed come into practice. A biobed is a lined, waterproof below-ground pit or […]

Bug of the Month April 2019

Created April 24, 2019 | Category: Bug of the Month

Glassy Cutworm glassy cutworm Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org Dr. Carcamo and Kevin Floate suggest watching for this cutworm now particularly in fields where wheat and corn are in rotation. According to the Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies: Identification and Management Field Guide, outbreaks can last 2-3 years. Lifecycle of glassy cutworm taken […]

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Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Update 04 09 2019

Created April 9, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Happy Spring! We’re back for the 2019 growing season!   April’s information will focus on wind trajectories related to the prairie provinces.  This is an important tool used to track potential arrival events for pest species moving northerly into the Canadian prairies from more southerly points of origin (e.g., diamondback moth, aster leafhoppers). Wind Trajectories (Apr […]

Students bring answers to agriculture industry

Created April 5, 2019 | Category: News Articles

The mission has one final task for Lethbridge College’s AgENTs. Students from the Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program will pitch innovative solutions to industry-provided challenges at the AgENT Innovate Ag Competition on Saturday. The event marks the culmination of the first year of the extracurricular AgENT program, which launched in September. Each week, approximately […]

Canola Watch April 4, 2019

Created April 4, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Canola Watch March 28 2019

Created March 28, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Weed Wisdom March 2019

Created March 27, 2019 | Category: Farming Tips

Consider cultural weed management by Dr. Charles Geddes As the snow begins to melt, growers everywhere wait eagerly to get back to the land. This is often a time to plan out the coming growing season, and secure seed, fertilizer, and chemicals, among a wide range of other organizational tasks. Growers invest a large amount […]

Tuesday Video – Bruce Burnett

Created March 26, 2019 | Category: News Articles

2019 Global weather impacts on coming crop season

Agri-News March 11, 2019

Created March 11, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Canola Watch March 6, 2019

Created March 6, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Tuesday video – Haley Catton

Created March 6, 2019 | Category: Insects

Haley Catton of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada gave an interactive presentation at WheatStalk 2018 at Farming Smarter.

Agri-News Feb. 205, 2019

Created February 25, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Weed Wisdom Feb. 2019

Created February 21, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Weed seed predators – weed management while you sleep by Dr. Charles Geddes As you sleep, tucked away in your bed at night, little critters are out in your fields saving you money on weed control. Aside from germination, weed seed predation causes the largest seedbank decline, resulting in mortality rates of 50% to 90% […]

Bug of the Month – Bed Bugs

Created February 19, 2019 | Category: Bug of the Month

Eww! says Claudette By Dr. Hector Carcamo Bed bugs happen to anyone, anywhere. You get bed bugs simply by coming into contact with them. Click the photo for more info. Bed bugs are more than just a nuisance human pest. Although they prefer our blood, they can also feed on chickens. This makes them an […]

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AgriNews Feb. 19, 2019

Created February 19, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Agri-News Feb. 11, 2019

Created February 11, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Update for Alberta’s Wetland Policy

Created February 8, 2019 | Category: Growing Stewardship

By Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. | Taylor Bujaczek & Jay White A recent update to Alberta’s Wetland Policy (Dec. 2018) means that grants are now available from the Government of Alberta to finance private wetland restoration in addition to existing Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) payments. This means even more opportunities for farmers to get […]

Canola Watch Feb. 8, 2019

Created February 8, 2019 | Category: Industry

Agri-News Feb. 4, 2019

Created February 4, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Agri-News Jan. 28, 2019

Created January 28, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Agri-News Jan. 21, 2019

Created January 21, 2019 | Category: Government

Bug of the Month

Created January 15, 2019 | Category: News Articles

Sugarbeet Root Aphid by Kevin Floate, Hector Carcamo, Tyler Wist Like many aphids, the sugarbeet root aphid (Pemphigus betae) has a complex life cycle on two host plants. It overwinters as an egg on the primary host, which is typically narrowleaf cottonwood (Populus angustifolia) or balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera). The aphid that hatches from the […]

Agri-News Jan. 14, 2019

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Agri-News Jan. 7, 2019

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Agri-News Dec. 10 2018

Created December 10, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Agri-News Dec 10 2018 Cow-Calfenomics back in 2019

Bug of the Month Dec. 2018

Created December 4, 2018 | Category: Bug of the Month

Who survives under the snow? by Dr. Hector Carcamo How cold is cold enough to reduce insect pest numbers like the evil weevils that attack our crops? Well the answer, as is often the case, is ‘it depends.’  It depends on insect species and several environmental factors. Let us take three of our evil weevils as […]

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Agri-News 12 03 2018

Created December 3, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Internet Security: A Quick Guide To Staying Safe Online

Created November 30, 2018 | Category: Interesting

Farming Smarter is thinking about internet security a lot after falling victim to two phishing schemes within a month. On Nov. 13 and Nov. 26, our contacts were sent false invoices that, when clicked on, harvest your passwords and gain access to your accounts. Maran Magnell, employee at Dok-Tor Harddrive says that when these types […]

Weed Wisdom November 2018

Created November 23, 2018 | Category: News Articles

The annual Kochia migration by Dr. Charles Geddes As I write,  wind gusts hit up to 100 km per hour in Lethbridge and the annual migration of feral Kochia is in full swing. Kochia is a tumbleweed. This weed grows into a large, bushy, oval, top-heavy plant that senesces in October. Plants with this structure […]

Deep topic delves below the soil surface

Created November 23, 2018 | Category: News Articles

By C. Lacombe & M. Gretzinger There might be something to the nutrient stratification story in minimum and zero till operations. Farming Smarter started into a three-year project led by SARDA this past spring to see if deep banding some nutrients might make a difference to crop health. “We seeded late and into drought conditions. […]

Agri-News: November 19, 2018

Created November 19, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Agri-News: November 13, 2018

Created November 13, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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On-farm research made easy

Created November 9, 2018 | Category: News Articles

It works! Two farms took advantage of Farming Smarter’s Field Tested project this past season. This project sees trained staff with experience to conduct effective and reliable on-farm research working with producers to execute reliable field-scale trials. Mercer Seeds brought in Farming Smarter this past season to provide an unbiased and scientifically rigorous examination of […]

Canola Watch November 8, 2018

Created November 8, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Consider yield and profit when choosing a seeding rate Canola Watch Quiz Seed trait priorities: Disease R, maturity, seed treatment Late fall fertilizer and soil testing Green seed: What to do about it? How to contain a clubroot-infested patch? Why tell people about your clubroot? CCGA: Be heard on proposed seed treatment bans How do […]

Agri-News: November 5, 2018

Created November 6, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Late Season Soil Sampling

Created November 1, 2018 | Category: News Articles

How’s our soil health? Our team is about to find out! Lewis Baarda (On-Farm Research) and Toby Mandel (Site Manager) kick started our autumn soil sampling for the Deep Banding Immobile Nutrients project yesterday afternoon. Our last foray into the world of soil had us collecting samples in early May.  Over the summer, we also […]

Agri-News, October 29, 2018

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Agri News – October 22, 2018

Created October 22, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Weed Wisdom – October 22, 2018

Created October 22, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Herbicide-resistant weed diagnostic testing – collect samples now By Dr. Charles Geddes The incidence of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes in western Canada is on the rise. Recent surveys indicate that about 57% of fields in Saskatchewan, and 68% of fields in Manitoba, contain a herbicide-resistant weed biotype. These numbers are up compared with Saskatchewan and Manitoba […]

Bug of the Month – Potato Psyllids

Created October 17, 2018 | Category: News Articles

By: Dan Johnson Insect pest monitoring offers some interesting lessons in how we might benefit from keeping close tabs on the crop environment. This year was a good example. Surveyors continued sampling potato fields for an invasive combination, the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) and the bacteria this small bug can transmit, Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (Lso). The pathogen […]

Canola Watch – October 11, 2018

Created October 11, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Questions About Handling High-Moisture Canola Survey: Your Experience With High-Moisture Canola Canola Discovery Forum: Last Chance To Register, CEUs High Green. Will It Clear? Delayed Harvest and Residue Management Shop Around Samples Clubroot Identified In Northern Sunrise County Our Most-Clicked Articles From the Past Month Coming Events

Agri-News: October 9, 2018

Created October 9, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Agri-News: October 1, 2018

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Agri-News: September 24, 2018

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Canola Watch – September 19, 2018

Created September 20, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Tips for drying touch canola Canola Watch quiz – aeration fans Map of the Week – Fall temperature probabilities Storage: When to turn on the fan? Check the bins Clubroot Management: Harvest Theme Autumn, not winter, starts on September 22 2016 all over again? Delayed harvest too stressful? Talk about it Swath timing considerations for […]

Bug of the Month – September 20, 2018

Created September 20, 2018 | Category: Bug of the Month

Most of the cutworm species that are pests in Canada overwinter locally, typically as eggs or larvae (see table).  A small number of species (armyworm, black cutworm) re-establish each year in Canada when prevailing winds blow adults northward from the USA.  Pale western cutworm and redbacked cutworm are two of the species that overwinter as […]

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Weed Wisdom – September 18, 2018

Created September 18, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Management of kochia at harvest by Dr. Charles Geddes Western Canada has a kochia problem this year. It’s probably because kochia can tolerate things such as drought or salinity better than most crops; which allows it to proliferate in many areas of fields where the crop is less competitive. Kochia is one of the first […]

Agri-News: September 17, 2018

Created September 17, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Canola Watch – September 12, 2018

Created September 12, 2018 | Category: News Articles

When is canola “ready” to straight combine? Swath timing: Frost forecast, slow colour change, date Snow on canola? What to do… Frost on canola? What to do… Canola Watch Quiz  – What to spray weeds? Map of the Week – Soil Moisture Dry soils: Fall management considerations Disease Watch 2018: Before, during and after harvest […]

Agri-News: September 10, 2018

Created September 10, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Canola Watch – September 6, 2018

Created September 6, 2018 | Category: News Articles

10 Things To Look For During Harvest Down Days Canola Watch Survey: Sclerotinia Assessment  Map of the Week: Frost Frost Hits Canola. What to do? Recheck Combine Losses As Conditions Change Harvest Timing. Fastest Way To Get Canola In The Bin? Test For Blackleg Races; Make Better Seed Decisions Clubroot and Your 2019 Seed Decisions […]

Agri-News: September 4th, 2018

Created September 4, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Canola Watch – August 30, 2018

Created August 30, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Control green seed to reduce storage concerns Map of the week Canola Watch Quiz Swathing Specifics When you consider an application, consider your PHIs Slow time = scouting time! Remember to include verticillium stripe on your disease scouting list A recommendation about desiccation – avoid spraying diquat on an uneven crop Five key combine tips […]

Agri-News: August 27, 2018

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Prairie Pest Monitoring Network – August 24, 2018

Created August 24, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Weekly Update Weather Synopsis Pre-Harvest Intervals Slugs on wheat Plant Bugs Harvest Sample Program Stored Product Pests Provincial Insect Pest Reports Crop Reports Previous Posts Insect of the Week Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Canola Watch – August 22, 2018

Created August 22, 2018 | Category: News Articles

  Swath later for a big boost in yield Canola Watch Quiz Map of the Week: Lows Harvest timing for an uneven field Late-season insects and pre-harvest intervals Take time for a harvest disease survey Swathing after a frost Put canola on aeration immediately after combining Stress management and help lines BeGrainSafe: Maintain a strict […]

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network – August 21, 2018

Created August 21, 2018 | Category: News Articles

As we are nearing the end of the 2018 growing season, we decided to feature something a little bit different for this week’s Insect of the Week: insects that are biological control agents of weeds. Natural enemies of insects include parasitoids and predators that kill insect pests…   Read more…

Agri-News – August 20, 2018

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Urban Invasion for #OFD2018

Created August 20, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Lethbridge is on to us! Almost 300 people came to learn from Farming Smarter Aug. 18 as we took part in Open Farm Days. The wagon rides filled up well in advance, about 25 organizations and industry people set up booths, volunteers joined us to barbecue and serve Molnar corn and burgers and Lethbridge Family […]

Bug of the Month – August 2018

Created August 20, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Surya Acharya lost some Sainfoin seed increase plots to a mixture of adelphocoris alfalfa plant bugs and lygus. I should have taken a photo as there were hundreds of bugs of all ages in 10 sweeps in his plot. These bugs are also high in seed alfalfa and growers sprayed for them bugs. Some may […]

Canola Watch – August 15, 2018

Created August 15, 2018 | Category: Industry

Canola Watch Quiz Map of the Week 10 Observations and Tips from the ICW Harvest Timing For An Uneven Field Late Season Weeds Harvest Prep to Reduce Combine Losses, Store Safely Safety Tip: Preventing Fires At Harvest Most Popular Articles

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network – August 16, 2018

Created August 15, 2018 | Category: Insects

Weather Synopsis Pre-Harvest Intervals  Bertha Armyworm Lygus in Canola Thrips Flea Beetles Ladybird Beetles Harvest Sample Program Stored Product Pests Provincial Insect Pest Reports Crop Reports Previous Posts

Prairie Pest Monitoring Network – August 13, 2018

Created August 14, 2018 | Category: News Articles

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network dubbed this weeks Insect of the Week to be the two spotted spider mite. These insects are 0.5 mm long, with eight legs and a an oval body with green, yellow and orange colouring. On their abdomen, two dark spots can be seen. Without magnification, these insects look like tiny […]

Agri-News Aug. 13, 2018

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Canola Watch – August 10, 2018

Created August 10, 2018 | Category: Business

Pull patches of club root, burn galls While scouting for club root also look for… Early, hot swathing can increase green counts Harvest options for multi-stage crops Late season hail: yield and disease risk How to reduce costly harvest losses Late season spraying? Follow pre-harvest intervals Bertha Armyworm: Some Hot Spots in the Peace Lygus: […]

Agri-News – August 7, 2018

Created August 7, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Prairie Pest Monitoring – August 2, 2018

Created August 3, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Weather Synopsis Predicted Grasshopper Development Bertha Armyworm Thrips Lygus in Canola Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Ladybird Beetles Cereal Leaf Beetle Pea Leaf Weevil Pre-Harvest Intervals Provincial Insect Pest Reports Crop Reports West Nile Virus and Culex Tarsalis  Previous Posts

Canola Watch – August 2, 2018

Created August 3, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Canola Watch Quiz Map of the Week- West Nile How to use the Combine Optimization Tool Swath timing for higher yield Pre-harvest products for use in Canola Thin/uneven stands and straight combining Know the pre-harvest interval before spraying Lygus: scouting, thresholds, timing  Late-season flea beetles Reminder: compile notes Most clicked articles from last week Upcoming […]

Agri News – July 31, 2018

Created July 31, 2018 | Category: Industry

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Healing Hail Damage Depends On Timing

Created July 30, 2018 | Category: field studies

Despite the relatively dry weather we’ve received in Southern Alberta this season, hail is still a prevalent occurrence. The big questions on everyone’s mind are how does timing factor into hail damage recovery and what can we do to help it heal? Jazlyn Pedersen, a summer student at Farming Smarter, said the answer is in […]

Canola Watch – July 26, 2018

Created July 26, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Three insects to look for on pods Canola watch quiz Map of the Week How to use the new combine utilization tool Clubroot watch begins International clubroot workshop: single day registration Find a products pre-harvest interval Canola bins can not have malation residue Grasshoppers thrive in hot, dry conditions Late season hail: yield and disease […]

Prairie Pest Monitoring – July 26, 2018

Created July 25, 2018 | Category: Insects

Weather Synopsis Predicted Grasshopper Development Wheat Midge Lygus in Canola Bertha Armyworm Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Cereal Aphid Manager West Nile Virus And Culex Tarsalis Provincial Insect Pest Reports Crop Reports Previous Posts  

Disease Hide and Seek

Created July 24, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Mike Harding discusses genetic resistance and disease prevention in crops. Harding takes a deeper look at the biggest challenges they’ve found in disease diagnostics and spore trapping. “There’s a lot of new technologies that are being brought to bear to get better at this,” said Harding.  Watch the video here.

Prairie Pest Monitoring – July 24, 2018

Created July 24, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Two parasitoid wasps were chosen as the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network’s Insect of the Week. These wasps are the natural enemy of last week’s Insect of the Week, the canola flower midge. 

Agri News – July 23, 2018

Created July 24, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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WheatStalk Gets Groovy and Grows Knowledge

Created July 20, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Combining fun and information, WheatStalk took a hands on approach in bringing producers up to date on the newest techniques, equipment and managing practices for growing wheat in Southern Alberta. Farming Smarter and the Alberta Wheat Commission partnered to not only send attendees back in time, but also innovate for the future in a wheat-centric, […]

Prairie Pest Monitoring – July 19, 2018

Created July 20, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Weather Synopsis Predicted Grasshopper Development Wheat Midge Lygus in Canola Bertha Armyworm Cabbage Seedpod Weevil Cabbage Root Maggot West Nile Virus and Culex Tarsalis Provincial Pest Reports Crop Reports Previous Posts

Canola Watch – July 19, 2018

Created July 20, 2018 | Category: Industry

  Keep It Clean Quiz Map of the Week – Bertha Armyworm Counts Bertha Armyworm Thresholds Diamondback Moth Larvae Observed Keep Canola Bins Malathion Free Missing Pod? Here are the Main Reasons. Come to the Most Important Clubroot Event of the Year Coming Events Our Most Clicked On Articles From Last Week    

Weed Wisdom July 2018

Created July 18, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Harvest weed seed control by Dr. Charles Geddes It is possible to reduce the number of weed seeds that hit the ground in a field using Harvest weed seed control (HWSC). During harvest, most farmers set their combines to select for a clean grain sample and limit dockage due to the presence of weed seeds. […]

Bee Health in Alberta’s Managed Bees

Created July 18, 2018 | Category: Interesting

Do bees really need to be fed?   Dr. Danica Baines sets out to answer that question, along with many others regarding the health of Alberta’s managed bees at this year’s Farming Smarter Field School.    Baines has spent the last four years studying Alberta’s managed bee species (leaf cutter, honey and bumblebees) used to […]

Agri-News – July 16, 2018

Created July 17, 2018 | Category: Industry

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Prairie Pest Monitoring – July 16, 2018

Created July 17, 2018 | Category: News Articles

A new discovery was made across the prairies. Dr. Boyd Mori and Dr. Meghan Vankosky submitted the canola flower midge, Contarina sp. to the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network for their choice of Insect of the Week. 

Cypress Field Day: A Time For Learning

Created July 13, 2018 | Category: Farming Smarter

Cypress County Learning Adventure Almost 100 people learned many things to improve their farming from experts that covered pulses, soil health, weed management and canola disease. They were a wonderfully inquisitive bunch that came to Cypress this year! With a stream of questions and an atmosphere of learning, there was no doubt that each participant […]

Prairie Pest Monitoring- July 12, 2018

Created July 13, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Weather synopsis Wheat Midge Predicted grasshopper development Lygus in canola Abundant parasitoids in Canola Field Guide Provincial Insect Pest Reports Previous Posts

Canola Report – July 11, 2018

Created July 13, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Map of the week Clubroot Quiz Sclerotina stem rot: late and second sprays Insect update: Bertha, weevil and diamondback counts Diamondback moth parasitoid in high numbers What’s going on with roots? Hail at flowering. Can canola recover? Connect with us at Ag in Motion Don’t miss the most important clubroot event of the year Our […]

Prairie Pest Monitoring – July 9, 2018

Created July 10, 2018 | Category: Insects

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network showcases pea aphids and their natural enemies as their chosen insect of the week. Pea aphids are affected by parasitoids, predators, and diseases reducing pest populations.  Find out more about their natural enemies. 

Agri-News: July 9

Created July 9, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Think beneficials before you spray!

Created July 9, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Dr. Hector Carcamo says be careful before you spray for cabbage seedpod weevil! “This year, in some canola fields around Lethbridge, we noticed an abundant parasitoid wasp at the time when fields may be sprayed,” Carcamo says.  Jose Fernandez and Vince Hervet helped identify the wasp as Diolcogaster claritibia. It is a parasitoid of diamond back […]

Canola Watch July 5, 2018

Created July 6, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Agri-News July 3, 2018

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Canola Watch June 27, 2018

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Science News from the Prairie

Created June 29, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Bug of the Month June 2018

Created June 26, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Peristenus Parasitoid   Dr. Hector Carcamo was thinking about Lygus bugs and the Peristenus parasitoids that prey on them. He noticed lots of Lygus in seed alfalfa in the Rosemary area in early June. Peristenus attack the young lygus babies. The seed alfalfa is interesting because producers cannot spray after they release the bees, so they […]

#FSFS18 answered many questions

Created June 26, 2018 | Category: Farming Smarter

Field School participants got very hands on this year. They downloaded and tried a new weed identification app; they passed around bee food samples, they dug into wild oat demonstration plots and they passed around plants with diseased roots.  They got to see the insides of a spore trapper and a queen bumble bee among […]

Agri-News June 25 2018

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Agri-News June 19, 2018

Created June 19, 2018 | Category: News Articles

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Weed Wisdom June 2018

Created June 12, 2018 | Category: News Articles

Screening service for glyphosate and/or auxinic herbicide-resistance by Dr. Charles Geddes  Glyphosate (group 9)-resistant kochia is invading fields in western Canada and preliminary research shows that the incidence of glyphosate-resistance in fields with kochia populations is increasing quickly. Even worse, certain populations of glyphosate-resistant kochia in Saskatchewan have also tested positive for auxinic (group 4) […]

Agri-News June 11, 2018

Created June 11, 2018 | Category: News Articles

  Agri-News June 11 2018   Farming Smarter Field School Ride Along to CanolaPALOOZA  Cypress Field Day

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