T OP CROP MANAGER PESTS AND DISEASES PESTS AND DISEASES KNOW. GROW. NOVEMBER 2017 • EASTERN EDITION CEREALS 5 | Swede midge strategies Assessing integrated pest management options. By Carolyn King 9 | Bee vectoring technology Bringing a biological approach to disease protection. By John Dietz 14 | Big wheat Strong fall growth brings both pros and cons. By Madeleine Baerg 5 PHOTO COURTESY OF JULIE-ÉLÉONORE MAISONHAUTE/UQAM. 9 14 Sunflower production trials with the BVT system began in 2015. PHOTO COURTESY OF IAN COLLINSON. FROM THE EDITOR 4 Taking high-tech tools out of the lab By Jannen Belbeck CROP MANAGEMENT 20 Higher yields with subsurface drip irrigation By Trudy Kelly Forsythe CEREALS 24 Adaptability of winter wheat for northern Ontario By Trudy Kelly Forsythe SPECIAL SECTION: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 16 Leasing vs. Buying By Madeleine Baerg 18 Succession Q&A: what you need to know from a financial advisor By Julienne Isaacs PESTS AND DISEASES 11 Clubroot now in Ontario canola By Carolyn King ON THE WEB THE STATE OF CANADA’S AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY Eleven of Canada’s largest national agricultural organizations have provided commen-tary on the current state of their sector. As you will see, Canada’s agriculture industry is strong and growing, and although challenges exist, so does the confidence to meet those challenges. ON THE COVER: ag150.ca 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 | November 2017 3 PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER PAIGE. PHOTO COURTESY OF NIA HUGHES.