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The Growing Point Podcast

Welcome to The Growing Point, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission’s agronomy focused Podcast. Our goal with the podcast is simple; to provide Alberta farmers and agronomists with timely, relevant ... Read more

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Ranked #1

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Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee: Tackling the Resistance Challenge Head-On

Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee: Tackling the Resistance Challenge Head-On

Explore the issue of wild oat resistance management in Western Canada in this podcast episode, highlighting the work of ... Read more

11 May 2023

48mins

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Navigating Regional Variety Trials: Dr. Sheri Strydhorst’s Expert Insights on Wheat & Barley Selection in Alberta

Navigating Regional Variety Trials: Dr. Sheri Strydhorst’s Expert Insights on Wheat & Barley Selection in Alberta

In this episode, we discuss the Alberta Regional Variety Trials (RVT) for wheat and barley, with guest Dr. Sheri Strydho... Read more

4 May 2023

58mins

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Breeding for wheat stem sawfly resistance in spring wheat – Dr. Richard Cuthbert (AAFC Swift Current)

Breeding for wheat stem sawfly resistance in spring wheat – Dr. Richard Cuthbert (AAFC Swift Current)

Dr. Cuthbert shares his knowledge of the history and challenges surrounding breeding for stem solidness and wheat stem s... Read more

30 Mar 2023

38mins

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Resilient rotations on the prairies - Dr. Sheri Strydhorst

Resilient rotations on the prairies - Dr. Sheri Strydhorst

Today we chat with Dr. Sheri Strydhorst. Sheri shares insights into crop rotations on the prairies. We discuss the resul... Read more

21 Mar 2023

41mins

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Updated Kochia resistance survey for Alberta – Dr. Charles Geddes

Updated Kochia resistance survey for Alberta – Dr. Charles Geddes

We chat with Dr. Charles Geddes of Agriculture and Agri-Food (Lethbridge). Geddes shares the results of the recent kochi... Read more

13 Mar 2023

48mins

Ranked #6

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Malting barley quality: quality and on-farm management impacts on the malting process

Malting barley quality: quality and on-farm management impacts on the malting process

In this episode of The Growing Point podcast, we chat with Sherwin Santiano, a malting and brewing technician of the Can... Read more

11 Aug 2022

44mins

Ranked #7

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Malting barley varieties and markets: now and into the future

Malting barley varieties and markets: now and into the future

In this episode of The Growing Point podcast, we chat with Peter Watts, the managing director of the Canadian Malting Ba... Read more

21 Jul 2022

35mins

Ranked #8

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Creating clarity around alkali, alkaline, and saline soils with Wes Anderson

Creating clarity around alkali, alkaline, and saline soils with Wes Anderson

In this episode, we speak with Wes Anderson, Vice President of agronomy with Croptimistic Technology. Anderson discusses... Read more

20 May 2022

13mins

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Nitrogen losses and loss mitigation with Dr. Jeff Schoenau

Nitrogen losses and loss mitigation with Dr. Jeff Schoenau

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jeff Schoenau, Professor of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Schoe... Read more

20 May 2022

18mins

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Professor Myles Dick and the Breton Plots Legacy

Professor Myles Dick and the Breton Plots Legacy

In this episode, we speak with Myles Dick professor of soil science in the Department of Renewable Resources at the Univ... Read more

23 Mar 2022

52mins

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