The following quiz questions (and detailed answers) will help you identify the disease symptoms you’re seeing.
If you saw any unexplained canola disfigurement this summer, we want to know!
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.
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.
Here are some common questions from canola growers who are wanting to measure their losses at the combine.
Hail at the late pod stage can result in unrecoverable yield loss.
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.
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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