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Winter wheat stripe rust update

Four Alberta counties reporting, fungicide applications may be necessary in some cases

Stripe rust on winter wheat has now been reported in the following counties: Cardston, Lethbridge, Lacombe, and Warner. Additionally, there was a report of potential stripe rust in the Edmonton area and there is some evidence that stripe rust overwintered in Alberta again this year. Frequent scouting of winter wheat fields across the province is […] Read more


Under irrigation, yields from the soil zones didn’t change when the fertilizer was adjusted to precisely match the perceived needs of each area.

Water management beats precision fertilizing on irrigated land

Higher organic matter gives crops a big nitrogen boost and so it’s better to focus on water management, study finds

It seems fertilizer prescriptions matched to the needs of various areas of a field doesn’t give much of a return under irrigation. That’s the conclusion of an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development study of responses to applying fertilizer according to the needs of the field’s soil zones. The project included dryland and irrigated fields with […] Read more