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Out Standing in the Field: A Podcast by Perennia

Out Standing in the Field: A Podcast by Perennia

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Out Standing in the Field is a podcast by Perennia directed at producers of field crops in Nova Scotia and aims to provide information that will help to grow and support the industry. Each month, Perennia’s Field Crops Specialist, Caitlin Congdon, will speak with experts and dive into production practices, pest management, equipment, and more.
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Season 2, Episode 3: Intercropping with Yunfei Jiang
Season 2, Episode 3: Intercropping with Yunfei Jiang
In this episode, Caitlin welcomes Dr. Yunfei Jiang, Assistant Professor of Agronomy at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture. Yunfei explains some of the benefits and challenges of intercropping and discusses some of the research work that she is currently involved in with the Eastern Canadian Oilseeds Development Alliance and some of what she hopes to do in the future with both ECODA and the Atlantic Grains Council. Show Notes: Website: www.perennia.ca Host: Caitlin Congdon, Field Crops Specialist Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia Connect with us on Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia Music: City of Sun by Mark July Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Corporation Email us at: info@perennia.ca
37:36
January 11, 2023
Season 2, Episode 2: Intro to Living Labs with Katherine Rutherford and Carolyn Marshall
Season 2, Episode 2: Intro to Living Labs with Katherine Rutherford and Carolyn Marshall
In this episode, Caitlin is joined by Katherine Rutherford, Living Labs Coordinator, and Carolyn Marshall, Environment and Climate Change Manager, both with the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. They talk about the Living Labs initiative that has been rolled out across the country by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and discuss the planned projects taking place in Nova Scotia. Show Notes: Website: www.perennia.ca Host: Caitlin Congdon, Field Crops Specialist Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia Connect with us on Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia Music: City of Sun by Mark July Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Corporation Email us at: info@perennia.ca
27:20
December 07, 2022
Season 2, Episode 1: European Corn Borer and More! with Dr. Jocelyn Smith
Season 2, Episode 1: European Corn Borer and More! with Dr. Jocelyn Smith
Corn pests were abundant in Nova Scotia during the 2022 growing season. Dr. Jocelyn Smith from the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus has been leading the charge on monitoring for Bt-resistant European corn borer in the Maritimes, Ontario, and beyond. On this episode of the podcast we listen in on a presentation on ECB given in late August 2022 in New Brunswick and then Jocelyn joins me in the field to chat about other pest pressures including Western bean cutworm and corn rootworm. Show Notes: https://cornpest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Modified-Bt-Table-for-April-2022.pdf (Bt corn products available in Canada). Website: www.perennia.ca Host: Caitlin Congdon, Field Crops Specialist Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia Connect with us on Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia Music: City of Sun by Mark July Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. Email us at: info@perennia.ca
32:31
November 02, 2022
Episode 12: Feed Quality of Cereals and Corn with Katie Trottier
Episode 12: Feed Quality of Cereals and Corn with Katie Trottier
It’s harvest season, and this month’s episode of the podcast is keeping with that theme as Caitlin and Perennia’s Ruminant Livestock Specialist, Katie Trottier, chat about the effect of in-field disease on livestock feed quality. We highlight the importance of feed testing and how to make the most out of an infected crop.
20:37
August 11, 2022
Episode 11: White Mould Management in Soybeans with Horst Bohner
Episode 11: White Mould Management in Soybeans with Horst Bohner
My guest today is Horst Bohner, soybean specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs where his work focuses on production techniques for soybeans including variety, tillage, disease and fertility management. We discuss the impact of fungicide timing and a variety of integrated pest management techniques to help minimize the impact of white mould now and in future years.
36:09
July 06, 2022
Episode 10: Corn Kernel Weight with Tony Vyn
Episode 10: Corn Kernel Weight with Tony Vyn
This episode’s guest is Dr. Tony Vyn, Professor and Cropping Systems Extension Agronomist at Purdue University in Indiana. We explore the factors that contribute to increasing corn kernel weights and how that impacts overall yield, kernel number, and test weight.
29:05
June 01, 2022
Episode 9: Plant Growth Regulators in Cereals with Eric Richter
Episode 9: Plant Growth Regulators in Cereals with Eric Richter
This month I’m joined by Eric Richter, Syngenta Territory Rep for Nova Scotia and PEI. We’ll chat about the shift to a more intensive management system in cereals and the role that plant growth regulators can play in that, as well as considerations for application timing and crop conditions.
29:09
May 04, 2022
Episode 8: Nutrient Use Efficiency with Caitlin McCavour
Episode 8: Nutrient Use Efficiency with Caitlin McCavour
On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by my colleague Caitlin McCavour, Soil Specialist at Perennia. We look at the effect of things like soil pH on nutrient availability, and discuss strategies to make the most out of your nutrient application, especially when input prices are high.
33:33
April 06, 2022
Episode 7: Underseeding Red Clover into Winter Wheat with Peter Johnson
Episode 7: Underseeding Red Clover into Winter Wheat with Peter Johnson
Spring is coming and now is the time to think about underseeding red clover into your winter wheat. “Wheat Pete” Peter Johnson joins me this month to chat about how red clover can benefit the next year’s crop, whether to use single or double cut types, and when is the best time to terminate the cover.
32:21
March 02, 2022
Episode 6: Corn Pests with Tracey Baute
Episode 6: Corn Pests with Tracey Baute
In this episode, Tracey Baute, Field Crops Entomologist with OMAFRA, joins me to discuss all things corn pests! We’ll tackle the hard hitting questions like “What’s going on with European corn borer?” “How will climate change affect corn pest populations?” “What’s the best strategy for selecting an effective Bt-trait package?” and more. Handy Bt Trait Table - https://cornpest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Modified-Bt-Table-for-April-2021-English.pdf Canadian Corn Pest Coalition - https://cornpest.ca/ Great Lakes and Maritimes Pest Monitoring Network - https://ontarioca11.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=4f19db5a8c3547f397825be8a07e80fa Corn Rootworm Monitoring Network - https://cornrootworm.extension.iastate.edu/adult-trapping-network
40:14
February 02, 2022
Episode 5: Planting Soybeans Green with Heidi Reed
Episode 5: Planting Soybeans Green with Heidi Reed
This month I’m joined by Dr. Heidi Reed, Agronomy Educator at Penn State University Extension to discuss planting soybeans into green cover crops. We cover why soybeans are a great choice for planting green, some of the potential benefits and challenges to the practice, equipment considerations for success, and more. Pennsylvania State University Extension: https://extension.psu.edu/catalogsearch/result/?q=planting+green
39:50
January 05, 2022
Episode 4: Maritime Variety Trials with Doug MacDonald and Dan MacEachern
Episode 4: Maritime Variety Trials with Doug MacDonald and Dan MacEachern
In this episode, Doug MacDonald, coordinator of the Maritime Soybean Variety Trials, and Dan MacEachern, coordinator for the Maritime Cereal Cultivar Trials, join the podcast to discuss why local variety research is important and how the annually produced guides can help you select the best fit for your farm.
46:04
December 01, 2021
Episode 3: Malting Barley Production with Aaron Mills
Episode 3: Malting Barley Production with Aaron Mills
In this episode, I talk to Aaron Mills, a research scientist at AAFC in Charlottetown, PEI, about malting barley production in the Maritimes. We discuss some of the challenges presented by our Maritime climate, as well as the unique quality parameters looked for in malting barley in comparison to the feed barley we’re more familiar with growing.
33:19
November 03, 2021
Episode 2: Strip Tilling Corn with Keith Martin
Episode 2: Strip Tilling Corn with Keith Martin
In this episode we discuss the do’s and don't's of strip tillage with guest Keith Martin of M.K. Martin Enterprises, manufacturers of strip tillage equipment in Ontario. We will dig into how strip tillage fits with different systems as well as equipment requirements and maintenance.
32:49
October 06, 2021
Weed Management in Winter Wheat with Mike Cowborough
Weed Management in Winter Wheat with Mike Cowborough
In this episode, we dive into weed management in winter wheat with our guest Mike Cowborough, Weed Management Specialist in Field Crops at OMAFRA. We will explore why weed control in winter wheat is important, how understanding which weeds are present in your field affects application timing and play a quick fire round of “Kill that Weed”, matching effective products to common problem weeds in the province. Website: www.perennia.ca Host: Caitlin Congdon, Field Crops Specialist Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia Connect with us on Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia Music: City of Sun by Mark July Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. Email us at: info@perennia.ca
34:26
September 08, 2021
Out Standing in the Field: A Podcast by Perennia
Out Standing in the Field: A Podcast by Perennia
Out Standing in the Field is a podcast by Perennia directed at producers of field crops in Nova Scotia and aims to provide information that will help to grow and support the industry. Each month, Perennia’s Field Crops Specialist, Caitlin Congdon, will speak with experts and dive into production practices, pest management, equipment, and more. Website: www.perennia.ca Host: Caitlin Congdon, Field Crops Specialist Follow us on Twitter: @nsperennia  Connect with us on Instagram: @nsperennia Facebook: @nsperennia Music: City of Sun by Mark July Logo Created by: Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. Email us at: info@perennia.ca
00:44
August 11, 2021