GFM Network News

Manitoba Insect and Disease Update – hoppers and root rot

Manitoba Agriculture has posted its weekly Insect and Disease Update. Highlights: • Grasshoppers continue to be the biggest insect concern in many area. Some general questions on grasshoppers are discussed. •Reports have been coming in of soybeans with a range of symptoms that may be attributable to root rots. • Counts of moths of bertha […] Read more

Goss’s wilt reported in Manitoba corn

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives has released the final regular weekly insect and disease update for the season. The full report is available here. Topics include    • Preparing bins and equipment for harvest• Collection of obsolete or unwanted pesticides• Grasshopper survey• Recent Insect and plant pathogen activity• Crop stages and insect feeding• Goss’s […] Read more

Manitoba crops – some farmers swathing, others could use rain

Manitoba Agriculture has issued its weekly crop report, crop production update and crop weather report for July 23. Full text of each is available alongside. Summary •    Winter wheat harvest continues in Manitoba with favourable weather conditions. Yields are ranging from 50 to 100 bushels per acre with good test weights, low levels of fusarium-damaged […] Read more

Manitoba crop report: good start, heat needed

Manitoba Agriculture has issued its weekly crop report, production update and weather report. Full documents are attached alongside. Highlights •Seeding is essentially complete in Manitoba for the 2012 season. •    Majority of crops are either at or ahead of their normal stages of development for this time of year due to an earlier than normal […] Read more