Canola Watch – August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016

DISEASE SCOUTING: BE A DIAGNOSTIC DETECTIVE

3 sclerotinia bodies_JCBe sure to go in and pull up some plants to properly check for blackleg and other diseases before you decide on the culprit. Here are a few key tips for distinguishing the cause behind similar damage symptoms.

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HARVEST CONSIDERATIONS BY SCENARIO

lodgingYou may have made a tentative plan for harvesting your canola a few weeks ago, but conditions may have you considering other options. Here are a few items to note for different situations.

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ- KEEPING IT CLEAN

Do you know how to keep your canola clean?

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THE SCIENCE OF SWATH TIMING

Time-of-Swathing-Summary-Slides.002With unpredictable weather and/or many acres to manage, it can be tempting to start swathing too early. However, the potential for higher yields, higher grades and greater profits are some of the reasons you may want to hold back.

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THE HEAT IS ON: SWATHING IN HIGH TEMPERATURES

When your crop is mature and your field is dry enough to get on, it may be tempting to continue swathing through the heat of the day, but remember that this can have some negative impacts on the canola coming off.

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GROWING FOR TEAM CANADA

Just as the Canadian athletes represent Canada at the Olympic Games, grain produced by Canadian farmers goes on to represent Canada to our customers around the world.

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INSECT UPDATE

flea beetles_ABWhile you are out scouting for disease, you may as well check for a few critters too! Here are the insects you should be looking for at this time of year.

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UCC UPDATE

The Canola Council of Canada’s Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) is still underway, and while we await the yield results, here is a quick summary of the program this season.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out these upcoming events!

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