Herbicides, Fungicides, Nitrogen and Sulphur – Prioritizing trips across your winter wheat fields this spring

Joanna Follings, Mike Cowbrough, Peter Sikkema, Dave Hooker and Peter Johnson Mother nature has finally awarded us with some sun and warmer temperatures which will hopefully get the remaining winter wheat stands off to the races.  However, as we get out into the fields some are questioning what to prioritize and what practices to avoid […]

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Common Questions Related to Dealing with Sulphur Deficiency Symptoms in Winter Wheat

This article was written by Joanna Follings, OMAFRA Cereal Specialist and Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Specialist-Field Crops Q: Can I mix ammonium thiosulphate (ATS) with herbicides and fungicides to address sulphur deficiency symptoms or should I apply it separately with streamer nozzles? A: With reductions in atmospheric sulphur deposits, Ontario research has found significant sulphur […]

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High Yield Wheat!

This article was written by Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture. Can we grow record-breaking wheat here in the Great Lakes Region? NO! will be the resounding answer from most, but don’t give in so quickly. The world record set by Eric Watson of New Zealand stands at 249.7 bu/ac. In 2016, a well-calibrated yield monitor […]

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Optimizing Winter Wheat Quality at Harvest

When we think about getting the highest yields and the best quality out of our winter wheat crop we tend to think about management practices such as timely planting, variety selection, nutrient management (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur), as well as timely fungicide and herbicide applications. However, one management practice that can often be overlooked […]

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Planning for Big Wheat Yields!

Despite the dry year and stripe rust infestation, we saw some big winter wheat yields across the province this season. Many growers are giving credit to a strong stand establishment last fall thanks to the excellent planting conditions. So as we get into the full swing of winter wheat planting, here are a few things […]

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Mitigating Leaf Burn: Streamer Nozzles and Dissolved Urea

28% has become the preferred nitrogen source on winter wheat in Ontario.  Application is perfectly uniform, something that seems difficult to achieve with most urea applications.  However, leaf burn is one of the main problems with 28% applications, particularly at later stages of growth.  With more emphasis on split nitrogen applications, and renewed interest in […]

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Wheat Nitrogen Strategies

Wheat yields pushing 150 bu/ac are very possible with good management and increased nitrogen (N) rates.  Recent research clearly shows an interaction between fungicides and nitrogen.  But high nitrogen rates immediately raises questions about lodging, nitrogen source, and application timing.  Wheat’s nitrogen demand is much earlier than corn, so nitrogen management needs to be different.  […]

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Picking Top Wheat Genetics

Synopsis: Using the provincial performance trials to pick the top variety for your farm. By now you should have looked at the wheat variety trials (www.gocereals.ca).  What an AMAZING amount of information.  With new information, and combined charts, which table should you actually use? Managed or normal? For the first time ever (2013), there are variety comparisons […]

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