The Growing Point

Our goal with this newsletter is simple; to provide Alberta farmers and agronomists with timely, relevant and valuable agronomic knowledge sourced from science-based research and projects funded by the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions. You will also find a few opinion articles addressing management perspectives and other agronomic pointers to help you make informed agronomic decisions.
This monthly newsletter will include written articles, audio interviews and videos. Additionally, impromptu information may be released to address timely agronomic problems in Alberta. We hope the agronomic information from these newsletters brings value to your farm. Have agronomy questions? Feel free to reach out by emailing me at the address below.


Jeremy Boychyn
Agronomy Research Extension Manager

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November 2023

November is a great time to review this past season and plan for the next. In this newsletter, you will find a comprehensive guide on how to interpret seed test results. If you found late-season diseases such as sooty mold, listen to the podcast with pathologist Dr Kelly Turkington. Lastly, don’t forget to test your fertilizer knowledge in our short quiz!

We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming winter events!


Agronomy quiz - Soil fertility

Challenge your agronomy and fertilizer knowledge with this short quiz our Agronomy team put together!

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How to interpret your seed test results - a step-by-step guide

Seed tests are a great way for producers to find out what they are dealing with when it comes to seed quality and health. Whether you are a seed grower or saving your own seed, testing seed after harv…

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The Growing Point Podcast - Late Season Diseases with Dr. Kelly Turkington

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kelly Turkington (AAFC Lacombe) about late-season diseases. Specifically, we discuss sooty moulds and other disease with similar features. We discuss diseases for pr…

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Upcoming Events (PCS & Agronomy Update)

Don't miss Alberta Grains'  dynamic line-up of can't-miss events! 

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