Canola Watch – August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018

CONTROL GREEN SEED TO REDUCE STORAGE CONCERNS

With significant patches of weeds like lamb’s quarters, kochia and redroot pigweed reported in several fields this year, managing green seed in canola isn’t the only issue to be aware of.

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MAP OF THE WEEK- HIGH PRAIRIE TEMPERATURES

Check out the number of days above 30 degrees in the prairies this growing season!

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ- BAD OR BENEFICIAL INSECTS?

Do you know which insects are beneficial and which are pests in canola?

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SWATHING SPECIFICS

Growing season conditions can be quite variable, and so can canola fields. Check through these ways to manage different scenarios when planning to swath your canola.

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WHEN YOU CONSIDER AN APPLICATION, CONSIDER YOUR PHIS

Always remember to first consult economic thresholds and look for beneficial insect predation or parasitism before considering an insecticide application. Next, pre-harvest intervals (PHIs), the time between spraying and swathing or straight combining, should be considered.

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SLOW TIME = SCOUTING TIME!

Waiting to get in (or back in) the field? Use this opportunity to do a little disease scouting! Gather up your scouting toolkit (including clippers and trowel) and head out to the fields.

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REMEMBER TO INCLUDE VERTICILLIUM STRIPE ON YOUR DISEASE SCOUTING LIST

While you are checking your canola fields for potential clubroot, blackleg or sclerotinia symptoms, also keep your eyes open for any symptoms due to verticillium stripe.

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A RECOMMENDATION ABOUT DESICCATION- AVOID SPRAYING DIQUAT ON AN UNEVEN CROP

Variable maturity has been noted in several canola fields this year and as harvest approaches different pre-harvest aid options may be considered depending on the desired outcome.

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FIVE KEY COMBINE TIPS

Consider these 5 tips to ensure your combining goes as smoothly as possible.

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MANAGING FROST CONCERNS

Overnight lows may have dropped from the double-digits to the single digits over the last few weeks, but don’t let a bit of concern over temperatures have too much impact on your plan for your canola.

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MAKE YOUR CANOLA PART OF THE 2018 CANADIAN CROP STORY- SUBMIT A SAMPLE!

Hot, dry weather through 2018 is likely to reduce overall canola oil content, and the Harvest Sample Program will show the extent of this effect. Read on for details on how to contribute to this research.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out these upcoming events!

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Upcoming Events

2018 Powering Your Profits Tour

A day of canola agronomy, marketing management and more!
Nov 13 - Nov 22
12 locations across Alberta,

Making the Grade

Hands on grain grading - canola, wheat, barley and pulse crops
Dec 18
Olds, Alberta

Hedging Edge Commodity Marketing Course

Two day grain marketing course - seating is limited
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Red Deer, AB
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