Canola Watch – July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – BERTHA ARMYWORM

Test your bertha armyworm identification and scouting skills with these 6 questions.

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INSECT UPDATE: LYGUS, BERTHAS AND MORE

When sweep netting for lygus, include nymphs like this one in the counts.

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IMPORTANT TIMING MESSAGE FOR PRE-HARVEST GLYPHOSATE

In all fields, including those with variable maturity, it is critical to wait until seed moisture content is less than 30% in the least-mature areas of the crop before applying glyphosate. Applications made before the correct stage increase the risk of unacceptable residue in the seed.

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DOES CANOLA NEED A SECOND APP OF FUNGICIDE?

Growers may see good reason for two applications (7 to 14 days apart as specified on the product label) if conditions are good for fungal growth and the crop flowers for a long period.

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HOT DAYS AT FLOWERING CAN REDUCE CANOLA YIELD

Hot days (28-30°C and up) and warm nights (16°C and up) from bud to mid-flowering stages can increase flower abortion, producing blanks along the stem.

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JOHN GUELLY CROP WALK – AUGUST 7, WESTLOCK, AB

Alberta Canola board chair John Guelly will host his 4th Annual Canola Crop Walk August 7 on his farm near Westlock.

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