Canola Watch – June 19, 2016

June 19, 2019

CUTWORMS: TIMELY SCOUTING AND SPRAY DECISIONS

A long relatively dry fall can also allow for maximum egg laying opportunities, and may result in a more widespread outbreak the following year. Dry springs can also improve survival of larvae.

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CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – CUTWORM THEME

13 questions on cutworms. Test your knowledge.

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INSECT UPDATE: LITTLE RED BUGS, CSPW, ‘HOPPERS

Reports of the ‘little red bugs’ increased in 2018 and it’s back again in 2019. The insect is a true bug, Peritrechus convivus, and these and other closely related insects are commonly referred to as ‘dirt-coloured seed bugs’

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SECOND-PASS HERBICIDE: WHY AND WHEN?

A second in-crop spray only makes sense if weeds are plentiful, at the same stage or ahead of the crop and the canopy hasn’t closed. These weeds may have a large yield impact. This could be a common situation when dry conditions have hampered crop growth.

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REASONS FOR MISSING PLANTS

With very dry conditions in many fields across the Prairies this spring, the most likely cause was probably seed beds too dry for germination. But what else might be at work?

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CANOLA USUALLY RECOVERS FROM EARLY-SEASON HAIL

Early season hail rarely has an impact on canola yield potential. Hailed seedlings usually come back very well.

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REGISTER FOR COMBINE COLLEGE JULY 10 IN LETHBRIDGE

The 2019 Alberta Combine College, co-hosted by Alberta Canola and the Canola Council of Canada, is at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge on Wednesday, July 10.

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JOIN US AT ALBERTA CANOLA’S AGRONOMY EVENT OF THE SUMMER!

This year, Alberta canolaPALOOZA will have 25 learning stations and over 125 speakers to teach you everything you need to know about canola production (including how to grow other crops in a sustainable crop rotation).

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