T OP CROP MANAGER PEsTs aNd disEasEs PlaNT BREEdiNg Know. Grow. october 2015 • eASterN editioN sPECial CROPs 5 | Ug99 wheat stem rust update Canadian wheat breeders continue to develop cultivars with resistance. By Treena Hein 7 | Lighten up Developing nondarkening cranberry and pinto beans to meet market preferences. By Carolyn King Photo courtesy of Peter Pauls, university of GuelPh. 20 | Quinoa takes the field acreage of a new variety well-suited to Central and eastern Canada is expanding. By Treena Hein 5 acreage of a new variety of quinoa, well-suited to central and eastern canada, is expanding. Photo courtesy of Katan Kitchens. Photo courtesy of toM fetch Jr., aafc. 7 20 16 pythium and phytophthora control in corn and soybean Treena Hein 10 Come rain or come shine By Carolyn King sOil aNd WaTER 22 Small but mighty – and mighty complex By Carolyn King sTORagE 12 Tweaking the corn factory for stress, kernels By John Dietz FROM THE EdiTOR 4 Making a career of it By Lianne Appleby, Associate Editor 26 removing moisture from grain 14 Introducing plants with novel traits By Julienne Isaacs By Treena Hein ON THE WEB NEW DRONE TEcHNOLOGY DESIGNED SPEcIFIcALLY FOR AGRIcULTURE A&L Canada Laboratories has developed and equipped a first-of-its kind drone with the sensors, equipment and software that will let farmers easily collect and interpret meaningful data related to yield determination and disease detection. ON THE COVER: 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 | october 2015 3 Photo courtesy of Katan Kitchens.