Why organic wheat escaped fusarium last year

Researchers say practices such as proper varieties and rotations are just as important as fungicides in disease control

One thing is clear to Myriam Fernandez. Fungicides are one tool to tackle fusarium head blight, along with longer crop rotations and growing varieties with the highest possible resistance. But fungicides aren’t the only tool. “If you’re going to rely on fungicide application as the solution for your FHB problem, if you don’t do anything […] Read more

Alberta company buys infrared grain sorter

An Alberta seed cleaning company has placed an order for a high-tech grain sorter that has the ability to clean fusarium-damaged kernels out of bulk grain shipments. Spectrum Grain Solutions of Bashaw, Alta., plans to use a Swedish-built Bo-Mill TriQ grain sorter to add value to grain that’s been degraded due to fusarium, ergot or […] Read more