Canola Watch – August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – PRE-HARVEST DISEASE SCOUTING

The following quiz questions (and detailed answers) will help you identify the disease symptoms you’re seeing.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR DISFIGURED CANOLA

If you saw any unexplained canola disfigurement this summer, we want to know!

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BEST TIMING FOR PERENNIAL WEEDS: PRE-HARVEST OR POST-HARVEST?

If you have a canola field with a lot of perennial weed escapes, especially Canada thistle, are you better to spray them pre-harvest or post-harvest for maximum efficacy? There are benefits to both options.

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PATCH MANAGEMENT FOR CLUBROOT: YOU CAN DO IT! HERE’S HOW

If you find a patch of canola plants with clubroot galls, take action now to contain it. This is especially important (1) if clubroot is new to the farm or (2) if the field is seeded to a clubroot-resistant (CR) variety and the patch could have a new pathotype that you need to contain.

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MEASURING HARVEST LOSS – COMMON QUESTIONS

Here are some common questions from canola growers who are wanting to measure their losses at the combine.

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SWATH OR STRAIGHT COMBINE LODGED CANOLA?

Lodged canola.

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HAIL DAMAGE TO PODS

Hail at the late pod stage can result in unrecoverable yield loss.

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LOOK FOR BERTHAS

The bertha armyworm risk is fairly low across most of the Prairies, but the insect pest is at high numbers in localized areas. These infestations can occur even when adult traps in the area had counts within the ‘low’ risk range, so scouting is recommended everywhere.

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TIMING QUESTIONS: SWATHING AND PRE-HARVEST AIDS

Here are some timing considerations as harvest nears. If swathing: Canola fields swathed at 60% seed colour change (SCC) on the main stem can yield 8% more than fields swathed at 30% SCC. That’s according to Canola Council of Canada research from the early 2000s. The yield difference could be even higher with lower plant […]

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ALBERTA CANOLA – CROP WALKS

August 20 at Killam, August 21 at Mundare and August 28 at Lacombe.

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