How to Select and Hire an Agronomist or Crop Advisor

This fact sheet is a summary of suggestions for going through the process of hiring an agronomist or crop advisor.

Plant Growth Regulators: What Agronomists Need to Know

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are synthetic compounds that can beneficially modify plant growth and development. These compounds function by altering hormonal activity. In western Canadian cereal crops, PGRs can work to produce shorter stems, reduce lodging and maintain grain yield. Overall, lodging is still a major production constraint in high yield environments, and growers are looking for agronomic solutions. Researchers have found that lodging can reduce cereal yields by 7 to 35 per cent. PGRs can help reduce this major concern.p>