You may find quite menagerie of insects in your net after 10 sweeps. Can you correctly identify these five?
Learn to tell the difference between common lesion-causing diseases — blackleg, sclerotinia stem rot and alternaria black spot.
At least 3 lygus species feed on canola in Canada, but you don’t really need to ID them. Count them all…and their big nymphs, too! READ MORE
Hundreds of aphids on one canola plant look like a budding disaster, but they rarely affect more than a few plants.
Aster yellows tends to be the leading cause of funny bladder-shaped pods.
As canola starts to move from flowering and into pod formation, growers will often notice blanks up the raceme where pods did not form. Here are 7 possible reasons: Heat. Hot days (28-30°C and up) and warm nights (16°C and up) from bud to mid-flowering stages can have a significant effect on canola yield. Cool […]
With severe hail after flowering, plants can start to regrow, going through flowering stages again. This really sets back maturity, but with enough time, new branches can produce enough yield to make harvesting worthwhile. The question is, is this a crop worth much more investment?
helps growers and agronomists find a fungicide, insecticide or pre-harvest herbicide that fits the timeframe available.
Malathion CANNOT be used to treat bins where canola will be stored or to treat canola as it goes into storage. These applications can result in residues in the canola that are unacceptable in some of Canada’s key export countries with low minimum residue limits (MRLs) or zero tolerance for malathion.
Heavy rains can increase the sclerotinia stem rot risk but they also make fields too wet for ground sprayers. This can delay timely applications, especially because demand for aerial applicators can make for long wait times. Here are scenarios that may help you work through this situation….
CCC agronomy specialists are speaking at tours and events this week and next. They’re good smart people. You’ll like them