Canola Watch – July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – WHAT IS THIS?

What the he** is going on in my canola field? Seven photos of things found in canola fields across Canada this week.

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WHAT TO DO WITH UNEVEN FIELDS?

Growers wonder how to approach harvest when canola fields have plants and patches at quite different stages of maturity. With any approach, the least mature areas of the field need to be left to mature. Swathing remains the best and least risky option to manage extreme variation in maturity. When do I swath? As for […]

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HOW TO TEST SOIL FOR CLUBROOT

To check fields for the presence of clubroot DNA before you see visual symptoms, you can try a random soil test.

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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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TEST KOCHIA ESCAPES FOR GLYPHOSATE RESISTANCE

Farmers will want to test escapes for glyphosate resistance so the weeds can be targeted for intense management before they start to shed their seeds.

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INSECT UPDATE: BERTHA ARMYWORMS AND MORE

Insect pressure is low, for the most part. Localized outbreaks of bertha armyworm and other insects could be found, so scouting is still important, but no insect is causing any major damage at this time.

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CANOLA DISCOVERY FORUM: LET’S TALK CANOLA IN WINNIPEG!

The 2019 Canola Discovery Forum (CDF) will take place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 13-14, 2019.

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HARVEST PREPARATION: PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS AND OTHER QUICK LINKS

Thinking of applying any crop protection products between now and canola cutting? Know the product’s pre-harvest interval (PHI) before applying.

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TOP 10 PHOTOS FROM THE ‘PALOOZAS

The following 10 photos describe some of the agronomy highlights from canolaPALOOZA in Lacombe, Alberta, Sask CanolaPalooza in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and CROPS-A-PALOOZA in Carberry, Manitoba over the past few weeks.

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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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