Canola Watch – June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – INSECT ID AND CLUBROOT DISINFECTANT

Five questions: Three insect images to identify, two on disinfecting to kill clubroot spores.

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INSECT UPDATE: GRASSHOPPERS, DBM, CUTWORMS

Grasshoppers are causing some problems this week in areas that remain dry. As for areas that got rain, the rapid crop growth that results should reduce the economic risk from grasshoppers.

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MISSING PLANTS. WHAT’S THE CAUSE?

Many factors can cause a thin canola stand. Proper diagnosis is important for effective management. Here are common factors, with diagnosis tips for each.

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READER QUESTION: LATE WEED APPLICATIONS ON STAGEY CANOLA

I have a field that is fairly dirty with kochia, cleavers and lamb’s-quarters. Half of the field is in 6-leaf and half is staring to bud. How much yield will I lose by spraying 0.5l of glyphosate on it?

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SUSPICIOUS WEED PATCHES? CHECK FOR RESISTANCE

Important clues that a patch of weeds are herbicide resistant: One, the patch has no clear boundary. Two, the patch will be one species of weed that escaped the spray.

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MOISTURE-STRESSED PLANTS AND HERBICIDE APPLICATIONS

Clark Brenzil, weed management specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, provides the following consideration for spraying weeds after weather conditions have switched from very dry to very wet.

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SPRAYER TANK CLEAN-OUT – TIPS

This article underlines the importance of a complete clean out between products, and to understand the risks for each product and each tank mix presents.

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KEEP IT CLEAN! TO HOST INTERACTIVE WEBINAR FOR RETAILERS AND AGRONOMISTS

The partners behind ‘Keep it Clean!’ invite all Canadian ag retail managers, ag retail agronomists, independent agronomists and Certified Crop Advisors to attend an interactive webinar on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. CDT. Topics include market access issues and timely, practical information to share with customers.

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The science, the agronomy, and the farmer experience of clubroot.
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Grande Prairie, Alberta

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