Canola Watch – July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

OUR MOST-CLICKED ARTICLES FROM THE LAST WEEK

Manitoba: Hot days and 6 other reasons for missing pods
Saskatchewan: Insect update: Bertha, diamondback and weevil counts
Alberta: Hot days and 6 other reasons for missing pods

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – KEEP IT CLEAN

Eight true or false questions to help you “Keep It Clean”.

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MAP OF THE WEEK – BERTHA ARMYWORM COUNTS

A few hotspots with higher bertha armyworm moth counts are showing up in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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BERTHA ARMYWORM: THRESHOLDS

The economic threshold is the density of larvae where the economic value of the yield lost due to feeding equals the cost of control.

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DIAMONDBACK MOTH LARVAE OBSERVED

Diamondback moth larvae are at noticeable levels in many canola fields in the Eastern and southern Interlake areas of Manitoba. But levels are generally below the economic threshold.

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NEW COMBINE OPTIMIZATION TOOL AT CANOLACALCULATOR.CA

The combine optimization tool, developed by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) for www.canolacalculator.ca, will help farmers set the combine to keep losses as low as possible while finding a balance with productivity and grain quality.

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KEEP CANOLA BINS MALATHION-FREE

Never use malathion to prepare canola for storage or treat bins in which you plan to store canola. Malathion residue can linger in bins for up to six months after treatment and can be transferred from the bin to canola seed, putting marketability at risk.

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ATTEND THE MOST IMPORTANT CLUBROOT EVENT OF THE YEAR!


The International Clubroot Workshop in Edmonton August 7-9 offers a unique scientific program with an impressive line-up of international and Canadian clubroot researchers. Farmers and agronomists are welcome.

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HOT DAYS AND 6 OTHER REASONS FOR MISSING PODS

Seeing blanks up canola stems where pods should be? Here are the seven most common causes…. At the bottom of this article, see a graph showing how canola plants can compensate for aborted flowers.

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REGISTER FOR CROPS-A-PALOOZA JULY 25 IN PORTAGE

Manitoba CROPS-A-PALOOZA is July 25 in Portage la Prairie. Register now!

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COMING EVENTS

Canola coming events. Mark your calendar. Register. Learn.

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