Behind The Seeds | CANTERRA SEEDS

Don't Let Fusarium Upset Your Season

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on May 9, '19

Help maintain Canada’s reputation for quality cereals and protect your investments by taking a proactive approach to managing fusarium head blight (FHB) and the presence of mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol (DON), in your wheat, barley and oat crops.

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Tags: Barley, Wheat, Oats, Disease

Phytophthora Root Rot in Soybeans

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Apr 11, '19

As we approach seeding season, it’s time for those growing soybeans to start thinking about keeping an eye out for soybean diseases, like Phytophthora root rot. The dry weather last year in many parts of Western Canada kept soybean diseases at bay, but it doesn’t mean that the threat isn’t there for 2019.

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Tags: Disease, Soybeans

Goss' Wilt in Manitoba: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jackie Dudgeon on Apr 3, '19

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. Nebraskensis (CMN), which is a bit of a mouthful, is more commonly known as Goss’ Wilt. It was first discovered in Manitoba in 2009 near Roland, and in 2013 near Lethbridge and Taber, Alberta. In the next two decades, the bacteria that causes Goss’ Wilt is expected to be in almost every corn field in Western Canada. Unfortunately, the bacteria is hard to get rid of, but the damage it causes is preventable.

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Tags: Disease, Corn

Clubroot Prevention - Keeping the Nasty Out

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Feb 15, '19

When canola growers see the clubroot situation in central Alberta, a reasonable question that many likely ask themselves is how do I avoid that?

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Tags: Canola, Disease

Clubroot resistant canola: Identifying Pathotypes

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 30, '18

The Rapid Spread of Clubroot

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that affects cruciferous crops. Most importantly for Western Canadian farmers, it causes galls to grow on the roots of canola plants, choking out nutrients from the plant, ultimately killing it. Since the disease was found in Alberta in 2003, it has continued to spread across the Prairies.

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Tags: Canola, Disease, Agronomy

Soybean Cyst Nematode - An Overview

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Nov 1, '18

Is soybean cyst nematode coming to a field near you? Learn about this parasitic roundworm and what you can do to prevent the spread on your farm.

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Tags: Infographic, Disease, Soybeans

Low Levels of Blackleg Can Rob 20% of Your Canola Yield

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Oct 25, '18

All canola growers are aware of blackleg but its impact can sometimes be under-estimated. Although genetic resistance and general understanding of the disease has improved in recent years, there were still some significant gaps that made it difficult to manage the disease with any precision. ‘Grow an ‘R’ rated variety and you should be fine’ used to be the best standard recommendation when it came to variety selection. Fortunately, now there are more tools that are available to growers that are better at keeping the disease in check, to realize even bigger gains.

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Tags: Canola, Disease

Check out the Updated data - Research continues to Support strong FHB Resistance of AAC Cameron VB

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Mar 1, '18

Manitoba Agriculture has updated their research to include 2017 data. This research continues to support AAC Cameron VB having the lowest FHB levels among all CWRS varieties tested.

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Tags: Wheat, Results, Disease

Why Fortenza/Stamina?

Posted by CANTERRA SEEDS on Feb 13, '18

Our partners at PRIDE Seeds shared this post on the benefits of using the Fortenza® Maxim® Quattro with Stamina®(FMQ/S) package of insecticide and fungicides.

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Tags: Disease, Corn, Pests

Blackleg Labelling: An Intro to the New System

Posted by Shaan Tsai on Nov 1, '17

Recently, growers in Western Canada may have been noticing an increased incidence of blackleg appearing in their canola crops, even in varieties with an “R” rating. It is believed that some blackleg resistance genes are losing their effectiveness on the Prairies.

To help growers manage blackleg and reduce their risk for the disease, a new model has been developed to classify blackleg resistance. The new model is composed of two parts:

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Tags: Canola, Disease