Agronomist Abroad

Disease and seed tips from England

March 2018—

At a recent conference and NIAB meeting in England, CCC agronomy specialist Nicole Philp picked up new ideas on the value of fungicides in combination with resistant varieties and the challenge of losing neonicotinoid seed treatment.

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Agronomist Abroad

What won us over in Hanover?

Agritechnica show in Hanover

January 2018—

Europe grows a lot of B. napus oilseed rape (OSR) and OSR production tools are a big part of Agritechnica, the massive machinery show in Hanover, Germany. We went to see what new ideas and technology could possibly enhance our canola best management practices in Western Canada.

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Agronomist Abroad

Canola and clubroot in China

Great Wall of China

November 2017—

Canola production and acres in China are quite similar to Canada’s. And like Canada, China also has a challenge with clubroot.

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Harvest tech lures me to Agritechnica

January 2017—

The massive farm machinery show in Germany has 30 giant galleries full of the latest tools, including straight-cut headers for canola and precision yield monitors.

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