Canola Watch – August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018

SCOUTING AND FIELD SURVEY TASKS FOR THIS WEEK

Pre-harvest scouting is a great opportunity to identify late-season insect threats, disease outbreaks and severity and weed escapes. While in the field, you can assess crop stage and harvest timing, and do an end-of-season plant count. Here are a few specifics to look for….

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – CLUBROOT

Three quick questions that may help you think differently about clubroot.

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MAP OF THE WEEK – CLUBROOT IN MANITOBA

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TOP 10 OBSERVATIONS AND TIPS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CLUBROOT WORKSHOP

The International Clubroot Workshop in Edmonton August 7-9 attracted more than 200 researchers and extension staff from at least 12 countries. The agenda included presentations and conversations on clubroot research, observations and management tips. Here are the top 10.

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HARVEST TIMING FOR AN UNEVEN FIELD

Canola fields with large areas at different stages lead farmers to ask the inevitable harvest timing questions: When do I swath? Should I leave it standing for straight combining?

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LATE-SEASON WEEDS: MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

Some canola fields are looking weedier than expected for this time of year. If you see fields like this, think about the cause and, if appropriate, consider a different approach next year.

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HARVEST PREP TO REDUCE COMBINE LOSSES, STORE SAFELY

Prepare to reduce combine losses. Prepare to cool hot canola. Prepare to collect good data from on-farm trials.

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SAFETY TIP: PREVENTING FIRES AT HARVEST

Tip 1. Have operational fire extinguishers mounted on equipment and ensure everyone is trained to use them. Fire extinguishers need to meet the requirements of the provincial fire code. As a safe practice, ensure you have one in the cab and one that is accessible from the ground.

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OUR MOST-CLICKED ARTICLES FROM LAST WEEK

Alberta: Clubroot severity increases around the world
Saskatchewan: Harvest options for multi-stage crops
Manitoba: Harvest options for multi-stage crops

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