Canola Watch – March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – CLUBROOT MYTHS

This quiz highlights a few clubroot myths that Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists have heard at meetings across the Prairies these past few weeks. We have at least one “true” statement thrown in for fun.

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THE RISKS FROM HIGH CANOLA FREQUENCY

Blackleg disease rating: 2

Scientific research in Western Canada has identified three factors that increase the risk of canola yield loss in short rotations. They are blackleg, clubroot and cabbage root maggot. Clubroot will drive the need for longer breaks between canola crops on more and more farms.

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20 AGRONOMY TIPS TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY

Economic and environmental sustainability often go together. Here are 20 tips from the Canola Digest Science Edition 2018 that can help a farm increase profits while improving pest management, fertilizer and harvest decisions.

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FERTILIZER PLANNING: SEED-PLACED RATES, LOGISTICS, IN-CROP APPLICATIONS

What fertilizer to put in the seed row?
How much fertilizer does canola need?
What are your logistical challenges to following the 4Rs?

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SOIL HEALTH: INDICATORS AND IMPROVEMENTS

The following article is based on this Canola Watch podcast with University of Manitoba soil scientist David Lobb.

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HELP WITH RESEARCH ON HABITAT AND CROP PRODUCTIVITY

Manitoba and Saskatchewan research projects are looking for farmers to help explore how habitat increases crop productivity

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BIOBEDS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY BUILD THEM?

A pesticide rinsate biobed can prevent the environmental contamination of surface and groundwater by pesticides. Instead of being disposed of directly on land, at the edge of a field or elsewhere, the rinsate from the sprayer can be applied to the biobed (so it is contained).

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COMING EVENTS

Canola coming events. Mark your calendar. Register. Learn.

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