Canola Watch – August 31, 2017

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ: CHALLENGING OBSERVATIONS

Some interesting late-season observations…. Can you answer these three challenging questions?

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CLUBROOT: HOW TO SCOUT

When plants are still living, galls are white and fleshy, like a potato. Large galls can be the size of a plum, and grape-sized galls are common.

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CLUBROOT: HOW TO MANAGE THE DISEASE

If clubroot is present in a field, then take measures to prevent the build-up of spores to limit yield loss in future canola fields. To prevent the build up…

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HOW TO REDUCE COSTLY HARVEST LOSSES

Canola producers can lose 5 bu./ac. or more if the combine isn’t adjusted properly. Here are tips to measure combine losses and make adjustment to limit those losses.

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SWATHING SCENARIOS: HOT WEATHER, TOO EARLY, UNEVEN CROP, ASTER YELLOWS

Here are few swathing situations and what to about them….

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HARVESTING AT 30°C: COOL THAT CANOLA!

Canola storage experts recommend that hot canola be put on aeration for cooling – even if it’s dry. That’s because air currents within the bin can concentrate moisture at the bottom of the central core — creating a possible start point for heating.

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THE RIGHT BINS FOR CANOLA

Fan capacity is an important consideration in a canola bin. Airflow of 0.1 to 0.2 cfm/bu is needed to condition (cool) a bin of canola. If adding supplemental heat to dry canola, airflow of at least 0.75 cubic feet per minute per bushel is recommended. If fan size is insufficient for the job, fill the bins part way to improve airflow.

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SEED: UNDERSTANDING CLUBROOT RESISTANCE AND THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Clubroot resistant (CR) canola varieties are key tools used to delay clubroot establishment and manage clubroot disease on the farm.

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SEED: HOW TO USE THE CANOLA PERFORMANCE TRIALS DATABASE

If you are already looking into booking canola seed for next spring, make sure you add the to your list info sources to check. It features independent, third-party trial data on familiar and new canola varieties from both small plot and field scale sites all across western Canada. A large amount of high-quality data is ready for you to filter and search through, depending on what parameters you are most interesting in.

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