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Importance of Crop Staging in Fungicide Application

Canola field after Prairies thunderstorm

As we move into summer, crops are continuing to advance across the prairies.  The combination of moisture, heat and sunlight have helped crops through their early stages as producers wrap up their herbicide application.  Soon crops will be reaching the stage where it will be time to apply fungicides.  The decision whether to spray fungicide can be a tricky one because, unlike weeds, crops need to be sprayed before disease is visible or it will be too late.  Weather also plays an important role as hot, dry conditions are negative to disease development.  Nonetheless, fungicide application is an important management tool in helping to achieve high yielding, quality crops as disease, when left unchecked, can cause severe problems in these areas.  As producers are well aware, fungicide application comes at a substantial cost and it is very important to ensure it… Read More »

Our History with Canada’s Farm Progress Show

By Pat Beaujot

 

(Langbank, SK) It was exactly 25 years ago this spring that we built the very first Seed Hawk on our farm in Langbank, SK and seeded our thousand-acre farm with it. After a few in-field modifications the crop emerged perfectly. I quit my job as a Sales Agronomist for Simplot… Read More »

Seed Hawk: Twenty-Five Years at Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show Story by Pat Beaujot, .  Innovator and exhibitor.

It is fitting to share this story now as it… Read More »

Flea Beetle Defense: How Seeding Can Help

According to the Canola Council of Canada, Canola is a crop that contributes approximately $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy every year. Biotechnology companies have made great strides in producing varieties with characteristics such as disease resistance, early maturity and reduced pod… Read More »

Australian Spring Visit

In October 2016, I assumed the role of International Business Manager to strengthen the link between Australia and the factory. In mid-March, 2017 I took my first trip back to Australia since taking on the new role. One of my key responsibilities now is refining and improving our export process to give our… Read More »

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