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31 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
Ep. 81 - Clubroot Resistance - December 7, 2022
Edel Pérez-López is a clubroot researcher and assistant professor at Université Laval. He speaks with host Jay Whetter about the clubroot pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae and challenges it presents for canola plant resistance. Find more about the work at his website, edelabcriv.com. Here's a link to the journal article "The clubroot pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae: A profile update": https://bsppjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mpp.13283
29 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Ep. 80 - Verticillium stripe - November 30, 2022
University of Manitoba professor and plant disease specialist Dilantha Fernando talks verticillium stripe with host Jay Whetter. Verticillium stripe is a relatively new disease of canola on the Canadian Prairies. This podcast conversation starts with disease origins and moves on to identification and management.
26 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Ep. 79 - Pollen beetle - November 23, 2022
Christine Noronha, research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, P.E.I., is preparing canola farmers for pollen beetle. The invasive pest, which causes a lot of yield loss in Europe, has been in Atlantic Canada for decades and climate change could make the Prairies more hospitable. Listen to the end when host Jay Whetter asks Christine Noronha about her favourite insect.
25 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Ep. 78 - Synchronous operation - November 16, 2022
Roy Maki leads a project at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology to study synchronous operation of two field machines – one autonomous, one not – working together doing the same job following the same map. Maki describes to host Jay Whetter the field-scale seeding and spraying project, and how one person can run two machines.
17 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Ep. 77 - Canola oil fatty acids - November 9, 2022
What is canola oil? Michael Eskin, University of Manitoba distinguished professor, talks to host Jay Whetter about the fatty acids, including the kinky ones, that make up canola oil. After listening to this podcast, watch Eskin's rap – yes, rap – about fatty acids. https://youtu.be/fTw41CO2qmQ
35 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Ep. 76 - Aster yellows phytoplasma - November 2, 2022
Host Jay Whetter has three guests to talk about aster leafhoppers and the aster-yellows-causing phytoplasma they (the leafhoppers, not the guests) inject into canola plants. The team of aster yellows researchers are Berenice Romero and Sean Prager from the University of Saskatchewan and Tyler Wist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – all based in Saskatoon.
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Ep. 75 - Prairie Pest Monitoring Network - October 26, 2022
Meghan Vankosky, insect researcher with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, talks with host Jay Whetter about her favourite and least favourite insects. Oh, and also about the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network. The network counts on farmers to volunteer land for insect monitoring. Interested Manitoba farmers can email provincial entomologist John Gavloski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Albertans can email Shelley Barkley at email@example.com. Saskatchewanians need to fill in the form here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/programs-and-services/crops-programs/pest-monitoring
25 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Ep. 74 - Combine stripper header - August 12, 2022
Southern Alberta farmer Kevin Auch talks with host Jay Whetter about stripper headers. Auch says his no-till farming system – which includes harvest with a stripper header that leaves most crop residue standing, and direct seeding into the long stubble with disc drills – has greatly reduced his diesel fuel use. It also reduces soil erosion and improves soil health in his drier and windier part of the Prairies.
31 minutes | May 21, 2022
Ep. 73 - Better spray uniformity - May 21, 2022
Sprayer expert Tom Wolf of agrimetrix.ca and sprayers101.com talks with host Jay Whetter about his latest study, "Characterizing Turbulent Spray Deposition from Self-Propelled Sprayers." You can find the full report in the Research section at saskcanola.com.
33 minutes | May 12, 2022
Ep. 72 - Glyphosate resistance and IWM - May 11, 2022
Charles Geddes and Shaun Sharpe, two research scientists with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, talk with host Jay Whetter about weed surveys, glyphosate-resistant weeds on the Canadian Prairies, and integrated weed management (IWM).
34 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Ep. 71 - Make every plant count: Webinar series - April 22, 2022
This podcast is based on the final webinar in the Canola Watch 2021-22 series, recorded live on April 13. The topic is "Make every plant count: Practical tips to maximize your plant stand". Guests are Kris Cherewyk with Väderstad, Rob MacDonald with BASF and Jason Casselman with the Canola Council of Canada.
34 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Ep. 70 - Nutrient maximization: Webinar series - March 31, 2022
The podcast topic is adapting canola nutrient management to maximize potential. Recordings are from the fifth edition of the Canola Watch 2021-22 Webinar series. Our guests are Warren Ward with the Canola Council of Canada, Karen Dow with FCL, Curtis de Gooijer with Bourgault and Steve Barron with Double Diamond Farm Supply. If this podcast isn't quite enough for you, watch all segments of the webinar, including slides, at youtube.com/canolacouncil.
36 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Ep. 69 - Climate positive leader - Kristjan Hebert - March 22, 2022
Saskatchewan farmer Kristjan Hebert talks to host Jay Whetter about being named a Corteva Climate Positive Leader, and the practices he follows to increase the return on investment for fertilizer, reduce nitrogen losses, improve soil health, and more.
44 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Ep. 68 - Pesticide update: Webinar series - March 1, 2022
Recordings for this podcast are from the fourth edition of the Canola Watch Webinar series. In this podcast, we talk herbicide resistance management, herbicide tips for dry conditions and "keeping it clean". Our guests are Rob Gulden from the University of Manitoba, Kim Brown-Livingston from Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Development, and Ian Epp from the Canola Council of Canada.
40 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Ep. 67 - Fungicide IQ - February 15, 2022
Michael Harding, crop health assurance lead with Alberta Agriculture, talks with host Jay Whetter about "Fungicide IQ". Primary factors in effective disease management include identifying the pathogen, predicting the risk to yield, and applying fungicide – if needed – on time and according to the label. But what about fungicide half life? Left over fungicide? Listen to find out.
39 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Ep. 66 - Plants, microbes and new tools - January 28, 2022
Susan Boyetchko and Tim Dumonceaux, research scientists with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, talk with host Jay Whetter about plants and microbes, and how we can use the massive microbe community to help in crop production.
53 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Ep. 65 - Biodiversity and insect management: Webinar series - January 14, 2022
Canola Watch hosts a six-part webinar series through the winter of 2021-22. This podcast is based on webinar three, "Messy Fields to Bigger Yields: Entomology research on pest and beneficial insects in canola", recorded live on January 13. Presenters are Paul Galpern, Hector Carcamo and Sean Prager, with a special guest appearance by Keith Gabert. Webinar recordings with slides are available at youtube.com/canolacouncil.
43 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Ep. 64 - Maximizing hybrid potential: Webinar series - December 27, 2021
Canola Watch hosts a six-part webinar series through the winter of 2021-22. This podcast is based on webinar two, "Maximizing Hybrid Potential: Targeting Traits to Improve Yield and Consistency", recorded live on December 13. Presenters are Brittany Visscher, Clinton Jurke, Errin Willenborg and Nicolea Dow. Webinar recordings with slides are available at youtube.com/canolacouncil.
44 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 63 - Genetics, environment & management: Webinar series - December 20, 2021
Canola Watch hosts a six-part webinar series through the winter of 2021-22. This podcast is based on webinar one, "Genetics, Environment, and Management: Finding Room for Improvement", recorded live on November 24. Presenters are Paul Bullock, Nate Ort and Keith Fournier. Webinar recordings with slides are available at youtube.com/canolacouncil.
54 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Ep. 62 - Herbicide carryover risk - October 29, 2021
Herbicide carryover risk for 2022 crops is getting a lot of buzz this fall after dry conditions in the summer of 2021 reduced normal herbicide breakdown. Content for this podcast comes from an interview with Clark Brenzil, provincial specialist in weed control with the Government of Saskatchewan. Interviewers were Kaeley Kindrachuk with SaskCanola, Haley Tetreault with SaskWheat and Sarah Anderson with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.
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