Canola Watch – August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

QUIZ – PREVENTING PROFIT LOSS

This quiz describes five timely scenarios where decisions could influence profitability of a canola crop.

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SWATH TIMING: WHAT IS 60% SEED COLOUR CHANGE?

Always inspect seeds in side-branches as well, particularly in fields with low plant populations that have a large amount of branching.

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STRAIGHT COMBINING: THREE TIMING SCENARIOS

How many days delayed am I going to be with straight combining versus swathing? It depends on your expectation of “ready”. This article describes three scenarios.

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HOW TO REDUCE COMBINE LOSSES

Measure combine losses and then make adjustments to limit those losses. This puts more canola in the bin and reduces the volunteer canola seedbank in your fields.

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LATE-SEASON HAIL: WHAT TO DO?

Late season hail can damage pods and increase the shattering risk for those pods. Before jumping the gun and swathing too early, take these decision-making steps.

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PODCAST – 5 TIPS TO KEEP IT CLEAN

Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Ian Epp and Alberta farmer Melissa Damiani help host Jay Whetter describe timely tips to produce a clean canola crop for export. Find all the tips at keepingitclean.ca.

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CLUBROOT TESTING – PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS

Canola grower organizations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta encourage farmers and agronomists to do more field testing.

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DISEASE ID TIPS FOR PRE-HARVEST SCOUTING

Clear patches of canola plants that are ripening prematurely could be diseased. These are obvious places to start a pre-harvest disease survey.

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CONNECTIONS

Canola Watch has many valued connections, including the Canola Council of Canada, SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers, as well as research institutions, government extension departments, ag businesses, universities and other commodity groups. This section provides timely support for canola-related projects outside of Canola Watch.

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