T OP CROP MANAGER WEEd MaNagEMENT STORagE Know. Grow. MARCH 2014 • EASTERN EdiTioN RESEaRCH 18 | Compromising borders It’s not just for bugs and diseases anymore. By Amy Petherick 30 | The grain bin game plan Tips for safely and properly storing your own grain. By Melanie Epp 34 | A breezy approach Wind tunnels may offer a new option for nitrogen management. By Blair Andrews 18 30 34 Photo courtesy of Kristen obeiD. a new system to monitor airborne pathogens is showing great promise. Photo courtesy of aafc. 5 PESTS aNd dISEaSES next generation of an early warning system for disease By Carolyn King protecting pollinators By Melanie Epp 24 WEEd MaNagEMENT Stellar scouting strategies By Amy Petherick 4 FROM THE EdITOR 12 ENVIRONMENT 26 FERTIlITy aNd NuTRIENTS Self-sufficient crops By Blair Andrews Making safety a year-round priority By Stefanie Croley What is your business safety plan? By Paul Vaillancourt 38 BuSINESS MaNagEMENT ON THE WEB CANADIAN RAIlwAyS AIM TO bOOST GRAIN MOvEMENT Canada’s two big railways are ramping up to provide thousands more cars per week to transport grain to ports. ON THE COVER: www.AgAnnex.com Readers will find numerous references to pesticide and fertility applications, methods, timing and rates in the pages of Top Crop Manager. We encourage growers to check product registration status and consult with provincial recommendations and product labels for complete instructions. Top Crop Manager east | March 2014 3 Photo courtesy of craig Drury. Photo by Melanie ePP..