This study was designed to test the efficacy of Acetic acid in combination with surfactants to desiccate seed alfalfa. The goal is to increase the options for growers and improve harvestability and/or yield.
Desiccating seed alfalfa 1-2 weeks earlier may improve desiccation efficacy and lower the risk of inclement weather interrupting harvest activities without impacting harvestability or grain quality (dockage and/or germination).
Glyphosate resistance in kochia populations is a growing problem, with over 50% of strains carrying resistance. This study looks at site-specific patch management in an effort to reduce and/or control local populations.
Many diseases that infect and devastate crops are due to spores that are deposited in field by air currents. These diseases are often difficult to identify until it's too late to effectively prevent them.
We propose to develop, deploy, and assess an automated, sensor-integrated open-source system to provide continually updated irrigation prescription maps for variable rate irrigation systems with our farm partner in Alberta.
This trial is takes key findings from Farming Smarter's small plot precision planter research program and evaluates performance in a real-world field environment, fostering adaptation development and adoption.
Flea beetles are one of the major canola pests in Alberta. Currently neonicotinoid-based seed treatments are often used to protect canola seedings from flea beetle damage.
This project evaluated the use of the EM38 soil conductivity sensor as a real-time soil moisture mapping tool. Real-time data collected in-season could allow farmers to use a near real-time efficiency of crop production inputs ...
The study will assess management zones for variable application of nitrogen fertilizer based on 5 years of previous yield maps and soil sampling.
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a serious problem for grain production in Canada. Specifically, Fusarium graminearum produces high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin that interferes with acceptability of grain for livestock and...