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Four ways to manage lodging in wheat

When it comes to lodging in spring wheat, there aren’t a lot of current resources or guidelines available to western Canadian producers, but researchers are hoping to provide some good recommendations over the next couple of years.A lot of the research into wheat lodging to date has been done in the United Kingdom, where lodging[...]
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Plant growth regulators are picky about staging — and varieties

Research is underway to find which cereal cultivars respond to plant growth regulators

Lodging is a serious issue for crop growers — but plant growth regulators may not be the cure-all producers are hoping for, depending on the variety that’s being grown. “What we really need to do is find a solution for standability, and plant growth regulators may be one of those agronomic tools that we can[...]
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Soggy conditions stress Saskatchewan’s crops

CNS Canada –– Crops were hit hard by rain in many parts of the province during the period of July 5-11, according to a report from the Saskatchewan government. Lloydminster, Estevan and Carrot River were just a few of the communities hit hardest by the precipitation. In some cases, areas in eastern and southern regions[...]
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Plant growth regulators are designed to prevent lodging, a situation usually caused by environmental conditions.

Plant growth regulators aren’t for everyone, says researcher

Producers need to choose a responsive variety and get their staging right 
when using plant growth regulators on wheat

Do plant growth regulators offer a good bang for your buck? Sure — if the conditions are right. If not, you’re wasting your money. “Plant growth regulators aren’t to be used on every acre, like a herbicide or nitrogen fertilizer,” said Sheri Strydhorst, a research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “Producers need to[...]
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