Weed notes: Seminar in Russell

By: Sid Lewis

myWestman.ca

The week of April 8-11 I attended a spring training seminar in Russell. New technology certainly is moving much faster than I can!

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Kaskiw: Delayed seeding, day length and feed shortage

By: Elmer Kaskiw

myWestman.ca

The recent return to below normal temperatures forecast for later this weekend will set this year’s snow melt back once again, especially in northern portions of southwestern Manitoba.

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Weed notes: Staying on full-time

By: Sid Lewis

myWestman.ca

To clarify an earlier column, I am, for the time being, staying on the job full-time till May 1, 2015 and then part-time helping the new person learn the ropes — or in this case, learn the weeds!

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Kaskiw: Phosphorous deficiency and forage insurance

By: Elmer Kaskiw

myWestman.ca

At the recent Soil Fertility Workshop held in Rivers there was a lot of discussion surrounding the shrinking phosphate levels in our soil. Historically, applications of phosphate fertilizer closely matched removal rates of phosphate by the crop.

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Weed notes: Thoughts on Bob Gwyer

By: Sid Lewis

myWestman.ca

The first ag rep on the weed board when I was hired was Bob Gwyer, whom  I imagine most will remember. His expertise helped me out of a number of jams that, even back in 1979, I seemed to find myself in at times. Now he is a farm management specialist based out of Minnedosa.

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