Ontario Grain Farmer April/May 2024

Hooker and Tenuta agree the success of this project is a result of the collaborative approach that began with the gibberella ear rot epidemic in 2018 and brought farmers, end-users, seed companies, Grain Farmers of Ontario, OMAFRA, and the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus together to address an industry-wide problem. “As we expected, the project was challenging because we knew that the disease and the 27 ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER APRIL/MAY 2024 MAG Publication: Ontario Grain Farmer Page Position: 1/2PHor4C Live Area: 7.125 x 4.875” CMYK BW STUDIO ART ART DIR DESIREE V2 KEN Client: BASF File Name: VeltymaDLX_Contest_PRINT_OGF-HalfPg_v2 Project Name: Veltyma DLX Print Ads The Saddle Up for Alberta Contest is on. Valued at $75001, our grand prize package includes a threenight, four-day trip for two to Calgary, featuring two nights’ accommodation at the Rocking R Guest Ranch, a horseback trail ride and a motorcycle sidecar tour of Calgary. To enter, register and watch the Veltyma® DLX video at agsolutions.ca/SaddleUp. That’ll earn you your rst entry and unlock additional tasks. The more you complete, the more entries you can earn – up to 10 in total. Enter today. Contest ends April 30, 2024. It’s your opportunity to win an adventure tour for two to Calgary 1. TRAILS DON’T GET MUCH HAPPIER THAN THIS. SADDLE UP FOR ALBERTA 1 No purchase necessary. Terms and conditions apply. For full contest rules and entry details, go to agsolutions.ca/SaddleUpTerms. Always read and follow label directions. AgSolutions, REVYSOL and VELTYMA are registered trademarks of BASF; all used under license by BASF Canada Inc. REVYSOL and/or VELTYMA DLX fungicides should be used in a preventative disease control program. © 2024 BASF Canada Inc. 3205_VeltymaDLX_Contest_PRINT_OGF-HalfPg_v2.indd 1 2024-02-05 3:14 PM One of the project’s key objectives was to develop and refine the methods in the screening trials to achieve more accurate risk assesments of various corn hybrids to accumulate DON relative to a known highly susceptible check hybrid. DON it produces are highly complex, but I’m not aware of any project that had more collaboration and goal to help the entire industry manage this serious agronomic challenge,” says Hooker. Currently, there are no DON-resistant hybrids, and Hooker reminds growers that the information presented in the report is a relative risk assessment of hybrids. He says additional data sources like seed company information and field trial results should be included in hybrid decisions based on DON risk. “Genetics are just one piece of the puzzle; there are other disease management factors that need to be considered too,” notes Hooker. For now, Hooker and Tenuta are pleased with the results. “We have a new protocol for assessing hybrids that provides farmers with more information for choosing hybrids that are more resistant to DON accumulation.” • GIBBERELLA EAR ROT