Soybean seed bother and corn illness with Horst Bohner and Albert Tenuta – Agriculture


It’s time for the second Ontario Diagnostic Day episode of The Agronomists!

For this episode, visitor host Bernard Tobin (with an ideal hat) guides visitors Horst Bohner and Albert Tenuta, each with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on an exploration of soybean seed high quality and corn leaf ailments.

This episode of The Agronomists is delivered to you by ADAMA Canada, Decisive Farming by TELUS Agriculture, and Ontario Diagnostic Days.

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  • It’s Halloween and we’re within the spirit!
  • Host Lyndsey is dressed as Bern Tobin. Kidding, Lyndsey is out with laryngitis.
  • Wild Turkey belongs at tail-gaiting
  • The Leafs are nonetheless disappointing followers
  • Let’s speak about soybean seed!
  • Will Manitoba hit a brand new soybean and corn common?
  • Warren Schneckenburger says beans are silly — in that they appear terrible and nonetheless yield
  • Horst says double crop beans didn’t make any associates
  • Seed high quality issues! Green, cracked, diseased: what’s occurring?

Clip #1: Ontario Diagnostic Day 2: Weird colored beans!

  • It’s corn!
  • Northern corn leaf blight continues to be a foremost corn leaf illness
  • How does hybrid and trait standing play in to illness threat?

Clip #2: Ontario Diagnostic Day 4: Corn resistance and northern corn leaf blight

  • Tar spot time
  • Tar spot is regional, like fusarium, rust
  • The dry mid-summer climate held it again
  • Back to beans: begin with clear, wholesome seed
  • Some seed staining, cracking, and, in fact, contaminated seed can affect germination and vigour
  • Treated seed issues. Fungicide is essential
  • Corn/bean rotation vs alfalfa vs bean/bean rotation: after alfalfa thrived, and topped yield
  • When tar spot arrives issues
  • There are instruments to combat — together with genetics and fungicides