I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately, as I’m sure many of you have been too — I’m not sure how we’re at the end of December already. Although the last couple of weeks have shown some true winter temperatures, it has been abnormally warm (and dry) in my area, which I’m convinced has… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Leighton Blashko, senior technical service specialist at BASF, talks canola storage considerations on a recent Canola School episode; A clip from last week’s episode of The Agronomists, featuring Dr. Merrin Macrae of the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Jeff Schoenau of… Read More

Even in a year where harvest weather was dry, understanding how canola cools and dries in storage is key to avoiding a big wreck in the bin. Leighton Blashko, senior technical service specialist at BASF, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode, to talk about the factors that will affect safe canola storage this… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Craig Drury, soil management and soil biochemist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Harrow, Ont., on what happens when soybeans are too tight in the rotation; Dr. Alan Blaylock, senior agronomist with Nutrien, with an eKonomics product… Read More

Any time you’re growing canola, and any field you’re growing it in, clubroot should be on your mind. For Leighton Blashko, senior technical specialist at BASF Canada, the two most important things when it comes to this yield-robbing disease are sanitation and avoidance. In this Canola School episode, Blashko and field editor Kara Oosterhuis talk about… Read More

Welcome to a new week of RealAg Radio! On this Monday edition of the show, we’re focused on agronomy. You’ll hear: Dr. Sheri Strydhorst, agronomy research specialist at Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, on achieving the correct seeding rate; Leighton Blashko, agronomist at BASF, on residue management ahead of canola seeding; Rob Miller, agronomist at… Read More

Early spring is a great time to check out how well residue was spread from the previous harvest. Having uniform residue management can make all the difference for seedbed preparation, seeding, and getting that uniform canola stand. In this Canola School episode, Leighton Blashko, senior technical specialist with BASF, joins Kara Oosterhuis in the field… Read More

Something we never want to hear in late August or early September is the F word. No not that one. Frost. Unfortunately, it usually happens somewhere, and this year is no different. Topography, duration and other factors determine how bad the damage is, particuraly in a frost-sensitive crop like canola. Evaluating frost damage takes a… Read More

When it comes to growing canola, clubroot is the disease that really can be detrimental to crop yield, and detrimental to future crops if not managed properly. In Alberta, oftentimes clubroot is thought of to be in the central part of the province, around Edmonton. But as time goes on, it’s slowly but surely spreading,… Read More

When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for… Read More

 

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