Canola Watch – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – THIS WEEK IN AGRONOMY – JULY 17

This quiz includes 5 questions the CCC agronomy team received over the past week.

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A CASE FOR COMBINE WEED-SEED DESTROYERS

Breanne Tidemann, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has been researching combine weed seed destructors. They’re not perfect because some weed seeds will shed their seed before harvest and some weed seeds, like thistles, are too light and fluffy, but no IWM practice is perfect. When farmers employ a few of these imperfect tools, they can start to get close to long-term weed control that prevents herbicide-resistant weeds from taking hold and keeps yield loss to a minimum.

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PAMI WANTS TO MEASURE YOUR HARVEST LOSSES

Want to know your canola combine losses? PAMI is doing a survey this fall and if a farmer volunteers a field for loss measurement, PAMI will share its results. The farmer may also get a first-hand lesson in how to measure losses.

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PREPARE TO ‘KEEP IT CLEAN’: WATCH THE ARCHIVED WEBINAR

The Keep It Clean team, which includes the Canola Council of Canada, Pulse Canada and Cereals Canada, hosted a webinar July 11 for agri-retailers and agronomists. A recording of the webinar is available here. Please share the link with your retailer and agronomist networks. The webinar explained the market access issues for canola, cereals and […]

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LYGUS: SCOUTING, THRESHOLDS AND TIMING

Scout lygus at late flowering and podding stages using a standard insect sweep net of 38 cm (15″) diameter. Take ten 180° sweeps, and aim to sweep the flowers and pods while moving forward. Count the number of lygus in the net.

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IDENTIFY GREEN WORMS ACCURATELY

The most damaging of the ‘green’ worms is the bertha armyworm, which can be green, brown or black.

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BE SAFE IN THE HEAT

Strenuous work in hot conditions can lead to heat stroke, dehydration and sunburn. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association provides a few tips to manage the heat.

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DOES LATE-WINDOW SPRAYING FOR SCLEROTINIA STEM ROT PAY?

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HAIL FROM 4-LEAF TO FLOWERING

The later that hail occurs in the season, the more damage it can do to yield. That said, flowering canola can, with enough time, recover from hail that knocks off a large percentage of flowers.

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