Canola Watch – August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – HOW MANY BERTHAS?

It’s ‘I spy’ time! This quiz is just one question but too fun to pass up. Train your eye for bertha scouting.

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LOOK FOR BERTHAS

The bertha armyworm risk is fairly low across most of the Prairies, but the insect pest is at high numbers in localized areas. These infestations can occur even when adult traps in the area had counts within the ‘low’ risk range, so scouting is recommended everywhere.

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NEW GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WEEDS MOVING NORTH

Tall waterhemp is confirmed in eastern Manitoba. Palmer amaranth is in North Dakota and moving north toward Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Both are big aggressive weeds with populations resistant to many herbicides, including glyphosate. If you find them, destroy them immediately.

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PRE-HARVEST DISEASE SCOUTING BEGINS

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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TIMING QUESTIONS: SWATHING AND PRE-HARVEST AIDS

Some canola fields in eastern Manitoba and southern Alberta are close to mature. Here are some timing considerations as harvest nears. If swathing: Canola fields swathed at 60% seed colour change (SCC) on the main stem can yield 8% more than fields swathed at 30% SCC. That’s according to Canola Council of Canada research from […]

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WEIRD PODDING? HORMONE RESPONSE TO DROUGHT AND HEAT MOST LIKELY

Canola is not a heat-loving crop, and heat during flowering (28°C or more coupled with warm nights) can cause flower abortion (missing pods) or small dead pods. Heat can also cause a hormone response that can result in misshapen pods.

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ALBERTA CANOLA – CROP WALKS

August 20. Alberta Canola director Roger Chevraux will host a crop walk on his farm near Killam at 10:00 a.m. Speakers include Dan Orchard, Keith Gabert, Kelly Turkington, and more. Information. August 21. Alberta Canola director John Mayko will host a crop walk on his farm near Mundare at 10:00 a.m. Speakers include Dan Orchard, […]

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KNOW PRODUCT PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS BEFORE SPRAYING

Know the product’s specific pre-harvest interval (PHI) for each crop before applying.

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WATCH THE NEW CLUBROOT MANAGEMENT VIDEO

The video includes insight from various Canadian clubroot researchers. It explains what clubroot is, and how to reduce the risk of introducing clubroot to your farm, slow the spread of clubroot when it does arrive, and manage the impact if clubroot is established.

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