Consider these factors… 1. Do you trust the data? 2. What traits do you need? 3. How do you assess yield potential?
CR varieties deployed now to keep clubroot levels low is part of a long-term management approach to keep clubroot from ever reaching yield-damaging levels. CR varieties are recommended if growers are in communities where or near where clubroot is known to exist AND they….
Please take a minute to answer our three questions about the timing of your canola seed decisions.
Southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan may have soil temperatures adequate for canola establishment and just enough moisture for emergence, but should they seed now?
With an early spring in some parts of the Prairies, growers and agronomists have been asked “When is too early to spray weeds?” Spraying can start under the following conditions….
There is a saying, “Good cleavers control in canola starts in cereals.” Peas and flax also offer pre-seed options not available in fields going into canola.
While waiting for the right conditions for a pre-seed burnoff or to start seeding, pull out the sprayer and get it ready for action. Here are a few considerations….
Seeding in April is not usually recommended or beneficial for canola (except perhaps late-April seeding in southern Alberta). Here are a few things you could do now….
Verticillium wilt of canola has been renamed verticillium stripe. Why? The pathogen in question, Verticillium longisporum, does not appear to produce wilt symptoms in canola, so the “wilt” name used to describe the potato and sunflower disease caused by the related fungus V. dahliae infection does not apply. Photo credit: Department of Crop Sciences, Plant Pathology and Plant Protection Section (von Tiedemann Lab), University of Goettingen, Germany
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Growers who want to run an Ultimate Canola Challenge trial in 2016 can contact CCC agronomy specialist Nicole Philp at [email protected] or 306-551-4597. This collaboration gives growers a chance to learn first-hand how to run an effective on-farm trial.
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For growers who want to keep things simple, a standard seeding rate of 5 lb./ac. should meet the basic needs of stand establishment — as long as for a good stand are followed.
Growers who want a seeding rate that establishes 7 to 10 plants per square foot — 4 plants is about the minimum but you should add a few extra plants for a safety cushion — will want to adjust the seeding rate based on seeding date (cool soils may require a higher seeding rate given the likelihood of higher seeding mortality) and thousand seed weight.
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