Jochum Wiersma

Jochum WiersmaAs Extension Agronomist my goals are to develop best management practices and research-based recommendations - including the effective management of diseases - to maximize wheat, barley, and oats’ profitability and sustainability.  Integrating market demands, production systems, genetic potential, and crop inputs is crucial to maintain the health of the ecosystem we call farmland.  Sustainable production of food,  fiber and energy demands that we maintain plant health and ensures food safety.  It requires us to use every single available tool effectively as we can only nudge Mother Nature in the direction of our goals and never coerce her.

Keywords

Fusarium Head Blight
Crown rust
Stem rust
Leaf rust
Seed treatments
Fungicides
Wheat
Barley
Oats