CanolaCounts.ca – Help us crowdsource plant establishment data! If you don’t have time to enter individual fields into CanolaCounts.ca but still want to participate, contact Autumn Barnes (email@example.com), who can help get bulk data entries included in the Spring 2021 Canola Counts maps.
Do More Ag – 2021 has thrown a lot at all of us. Mother Nature has shared everything from drought, drowning and hail to extreme heat, frost and even a few tornados. Visit www.domore.ag/resources for resources, crisis lines and websites that can help with your mental well-being.
CropTalk – Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development features a variety of timely webinars related to crop production in its CropTalk series. Find them here.
Send in your flea beetle damage pics – Justin Pahara, an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientist at Lethbridge, would appreciate flea beetle damage scouting photos to help test their ability to accurately analyze images for defoliation. “With the help of producers, our team at AAFC hope that the wide variety of canola leaf images from different geographic regions with different image backgrounds (tilled soil vs. no-till) in wet and dry conditions, on sunny and cloudy days etc will be a good start to creating an artificial intelligence-based software tool that makes objective crop damage assessments possible and simple,” says Pahara. Please send your flea beetle scouting photos to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist in this citizen science effort. When you email photos in, please use the email subject “Canola damage pics.”