Inputs: The Podcast
Inputs: Managing risk with crop rotation
By Top Crop Manager
By Top Crop Manager
As producers plan and think ahead, a well-balanced crop rotation is one way to mitigate agronomic and business risk on the operation. Darren Bond, farm management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, joins us on this episode of Inputs to discuss what’s involved with good crop rotation. Bond touches on weeds, pests and disease management, changing varieties, weather considerations, as well as the economics of it all.
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Several resources were mentioned during the podcast, here they are linked below:
- Diverse rotations are more profitable article (includes crop rotation/yield opportunity grid)
- Manitoba Agriculture’s resource on crop rotations, “A small management decision with a BIG impact”
- This resource also includes the research discussed on tight canola rotations and blackleg disease from AAFC Brandon
- Top Crop Manager’s webinar with Bill May, crop management agronomist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Indian Head, Sask., on a special crop sequencing study in Saskatchewan. Watch ‘Updates to Saskatchewan’s special crop sequencing study‘ here.
- The original article, Sequencing large acreage and special crops, that explains May’s research into adding special crops (oat, pea, canaryseed, hemp, quinoa, coriander) into a canola-wheat rotation.
- Crop rotations: 8 things to consider article
- New pathotype of clubroot identified in Manitoba article from September 2019 which explains the growing resistance of clubroot strains in the region
- Manitoba Agriculture Diversification Centres – the centres conducts crop diversification research and projects can be browsed by crop type, including forages and special crops.