Crop rotation can reduce disease and pests by limiting the time host plants grow in a given field. Randy Kutcher of University of Saskatchewan came to WheatStalk 2018 to talk about different crops that can go into rotation to avoid fusariam head blight.
Dr. Brian Beres talks about closing the yield gap in various wheat varieties at Farming Smarter's WheatStalk July 2018. Globally, varieties tend to produce 50-70% of yield potential. Beres talks about agronomic practices to address narrowing that gap.
AAFC - Lethbridge Entomologist Dr. Haley Catton talks about how they are researching new ways to deal with wireworms after the chemical that was used to control them was phased out. Catton also talks about why farmers should take beneficial bugs into consideration when applying pesticides.
Developing disease resistance in varieties of spring wheat. Agriculture and Agri-Food Research scientist Dr. Harpinder Randawa speaks about building up resistance against fusarium head blight and yellow rust at Farming Smarter's WheatStalk.
Developing premium varieties of Winter Wheat to improve farmers’ bottom line. Speaking at Farming Smarter’s WheatStalk in Lethbridge, Agriculture and Agri-Food research scientist Dr. Rob Graf says he is excited about a research project, which is showing promise after about 15 years of work.