Canola Watch – May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ: EMERGENCE SCOUTING

While doing your emergence scouting, here are a few things to look for….

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PLANT STAND EVALUATION: FROST, DRILL PERFORMANCE, DISEASE AND MORE

About a week after seeding, growers and agronomists can start to evaluate stands to make sure they’re emerging as expected. Look throughout the field for issues that could be related to drill performance, frost, excess moisture, insects or disease.

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AT THE READY: TIPS TO AVOID DELAYS WHEN SEEDING, SPRAYING RESUMES

Weather delays for seeding and spraying make it all the more important to have equipment ready to go and running smoothly when productive moments come along. Here are a few preparations to consider for the drill and sprayer.

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TIPS FOR SPRAYING IN THE WIND

The “Windy” app for iPhone and Android and wind speed, gust and direction information at will back up what you already observed outside the sprayer cab…that it’s too windy for spraying, again. So how do you spray weeds in a timely fashion when every day seems too windy?

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HOW LATE IS TOO LATE TO SEED CANOLA?

Factors in this decision are maturity of the variety, average date of first fall frost, crop insurance deadlines and profit potential of alternative crops.

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FLEA BEETLE THRESHOLDS

The economic thresholds – the point at which foliar insecticide provides an economic benefit – could be when damage reaches 50%, but leaf area loss can reach this stage fairly quickly when flea beetle numbers are high, they are actively feeding, and damage is already at 25%.

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TOP 10: RECURRING TOPICS, REMINDERS AND SHORT THOUGHTS

Here’s No.1: Wind can bury or blow out seedlings. Will they recover? If buried, they might not. If sand-blasted and sheared off, not likely.

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