by BERNARD TOBIN
During the winter months, crop consultants such as certified crop advisor Mervyn Erb spend much of their time sharing the latest crop management insights with growers in preparation for the coming season.
“It’s great when growers come to a presentation, listen to your advice and act on it,” says Erb. But even the best advice can fall flat if growers are not careful and stray from best practices.
This was the case in August when Erb received a call from Stan, a Grey County grower, who had heard him speak at a meeting during a cold day last winter. “The grower recounted how I had shared my thoughts on using fungicides in wheat and the role they can play in disease control and enhancing straw quality,” says Erb.