Canola Watch #21

August 13, 2015

STRAIGHT CUTTING ISN’T ALWAYS STRAIGHT FORWARD

Every year straight cutting garners interest from growers. If you are considering trying it out, here are some items to keep it mind before getting started…

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blackleg-brackenreedDISEASE SCOUTING SUMMARY

If you’re getting antsy about starting harvest or wondering when to start harvest, a great use of your time would be scouting your crop. To distinguish one disease from another, use these discerning traits…

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SWATH TIMING BRAINTEASERS

Every year growers question the ideal timing of swathing their canola fields. Here are some agronomic variations and adaptations that need to be made according to the conditions this year…

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flea-beetles-cornelsenDON’T FORGET ABOUT THE BUGS JUST YET!

Making it past early spring flea beetles, lygus bug, swede midge and other insects, you may be reluctant to check for more critters, but it could really pay off in the end if you do put in the effort. Here are the top reasons to take one more look…

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ULTIMATE BORON UPDATE

With the crops getting closer to harvest, the CCC Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) grower partners are also getting ready to find out the results of their on-farm trials. This year’s UCC had growers testing the impacts of boron on the yield of their crops by broadcasting and incorporating granular boron, or using a foliar boron application at the early flower stage.

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HOMEMADE HARVEST LOSS KITS!

Harvest loss kits can be a great tool for farmers, whether it has a logo on it or not. You could buy a kit, or just collect the items below and you can have your very own harvest management kit! Just be sure to include:

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COMING EVENTS

Canola Galla 2015 — August 19, Penhold, AB.

Harvest timing and Palooza plot tour — August 19, Lacombe, AB.

Canola Discovery Forum — October 27-29, in Canmore, AB. Registration will open soon!

Western Forum on Pest Management – October 21-23, in Abbotsford, BC.

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AUGUST 12 QUIZ – DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMAS

Can you diagnose these plants?

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Upcoming Events

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Alberta Combine College

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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