Canola Watch – May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

TOP 10 THINGS TO NOTE AT SEEDING

Record the following details while seeding. These facts may come in handy for future decision making and problem solving.

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QUIZ – CLUBROOT MANAGEMENT VIDEO (FOR CCA CREDIT)

Watch the clubroot management video. Take the quiz. CCAs can get one CEU.

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WEEDS: IT’S GO TIME

With good moisture and warmer weather, weeds will be jumping out of the ground. Spraying before seeding will remove this competition for nutrients and moisture, and make the weeds easier to control – because they’re smaller. But in mid May, canola growers will want to achieve timely seeding as well. Whether weeds are targeted with pre-seed, pre-emergence or post-emergence herbicide (or a combination of timings), weeds are best controlled early.

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STRIPED FLEA BEETLES FEEDING ON VOLUNTEERS

 Striped flea beetles tend to emerge earlier than crucifer flea beetles, and some are already feeding on canola volunteers. Are first-emerging crops at higher risk?

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SPRING-HARVESTED CANOLA: QUALITY, MARKETING AND STORAGE RISKS

Farms harvesting overwintered canola may face some challenges with marketing and storage. Here are a few tips.

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FERTILIZER — BEST WAYS TO APPLY MACROS THIS SPRING

You don’t seed canola without starter phosphorus in the seed row, especially in cold soils, but you have options for the rest of the nutrients. And seed placement is not on the list.

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