Making a budget is something many farmers often avoid. IntelliFarm President Brian Voth says even though it's unpopular, sitting down and making a budget is important for your farm. "Honestly in the last year, year and a half, we could get away without doing a budget because basically we're in a situation where you couldn't not make money. As long as you actually had a crop or some version of a crop.
Insects: Insects of greatest concern currently are aphids in small grain cereals and soybeans, and grasshoppers. Insecticides have been applied for soybean aphid in some fields in Eastern and Central Manitoba. High populations of aphids are present in some fields of wheat, oats and barley, with insecticides applications occurring. There has been some spraying for Lygus bugs in canola in the Swan Valley area of the Northwest.
Canadian Pacific Railway has announced a new two-year collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) - Train and Engine following binding arbitration. The new agreement includes a 3.5 percent wage increase in 2022 and 2023 and increased benefits.
During June and July, crop scouting for the ascochyta/mycosphaerella complex in field pea is critical for assessing risk and gauging the need for and timing of an in-crop fungicide application. However, late season crop scouting is also important as it can be used to assess the prevalence, severity and impact of these disease issues.