Canola Watch – August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

TOP 10 HARVEST QUESTIONS: ‘HOW CAN I HARVEST SOONER?’ AND MORE

If the priority is getting the crop in the bin (not maximum yield), swathed canola can be ready to combine earlier than standing canola…but swathing early does not necessarily mean combining early.

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – ON-FARM TIPS TO DELIVER CLEAN CANOLA

This quiz will point to a few on-farm practices that can influence harvest quality and crop marketability.

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FROST HITS CANOLA. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Default to waiting. Don’t make a snap decision to swath. Before taking any harvest action, start with this sequence…

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INSECT UPDATE

As predicted by moth traps, the Peace region has fields at thresholds. Beyond there, a few field here and there across the Prairies have been sprayed but the worm is not a problem on most fields.

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VIDEO: TIMING TIPS FOR PRE-HARVEST GLYPHOSATE

The Canola Council of Canada has a new video showing how to make the right timing decision for pre-harvest glyphosate application.

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WEBINAR: HOW TO GET CERTIFIED FOR SALES TO EUROPE

Europe’s biofuel industry is a significant export opportunity for Canada’s canola industry. Please join the Canola Council of Canada for a webinar to explain how individual farms can participate in this exclusive market.

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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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GOT PATCHES? TIPS FOR PRE-HARVEST DISEASE SCOUTING

Sclerotinia stem rot could be a big problem in areas that started dry then turned wet and stayed fairly moist during and after flowering. The dry start to the season meant a lot of fields didn’t get sprayed with fungicide, even though conditions prior to and following flowering have favoured the disease in those areas.

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CANOLAPALOOZA LATE SEASON CROP WALK

Alberta Canola will host a late season crop walk August 28 at the canolaPALOOZA site at AAFC Lacombe.

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