Earlier this week I had the opportunity to get out of the city and out of the office for a day. I did a ride along with one of our reps in central Alberta walking fields and visiting with growers and retailers.
We scouted barley, wheat, canola and pea fields. Frequent and timely crop scouting is an important part of crop management. When crop scouting farmers are assessing insect and disease pressure, and the potential effectiveness of a herbicide, fungicide and insecticide application. Crop protection products protect plants from damaging weeds, diseases and insects.
I learned a lot walking fields and visiting with growers. I love talking to farmers – must be the farm girl in me!
Here are some crop shots from my day in the field.