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.
13 questions on cutworms. Test your knowledge.
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’
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.
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?
Early season hail rarely has an impact on canola yield potential. Hailed seedlings usually come back very well.
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.
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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