Canola Watch – May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

CANOLA WATCH QUIZ – FLEA BEETLES

Give yourself a flea beetles primer ahead of scouting season. Take our quiz!

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MAKE THE RIGHT FLEA BEETLE SPRAY DECISON: 8 STEPS

While only a small percentage of canola fields tend to require foliar insecticides to manage flea beetles in addition to seed treatment, all fields should be monitored to assess the potential threat. Begin monitoring right after emergence and through until at least the four-leaf stage.

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START SCOUTING 7 TO 21 DAYS AFTER SEEDING

To make sure your young canola crop is protected from day one, start scouting at the time when emergence should occur. With warm soils, adequate moisture and 1” seeding depth, emergence can occur about a week after seeding. When scouting, look for…

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THE SCOUTING TOOLKIT

Smart phones and mobility-enabled tablets could be the most valuable scouting tools. But what else should be in your canola scouting kit?

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WEED SPRAYING IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

Most products are not strongly affected by dust, but glyphosate is an exception. What about wind? Or cold?

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IN-CROP INSECT SURVEYS IN 2019

Insect risk maps depend on lots of scouting and survey. Each year, entomologists from the Ministries of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centres collaborate with extension agrologists, crop specialists and industry groups to conduct insect pest surveys in field crops throughout the Prairies.

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SUMMER STORAGE OF CANOLA

PAMI studies have shown that leaving the canola alone resulted in the most stable and favourable storage conditions throughout the summer months, provided the canola is dry (<10 per cent moisture content) and uniformly frozen (to <-5°C) going into the spring months.

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COMING EVENTS

‘PALOOZAs, Combine College in Lethbridge, Canola Discovery Forum ‘save the date’

Upcoming Events

Lacombe Field Day

Hear from leading industry experts on new barley varieties, advancements in weed control, disease resistance and more. 
Jul 24
Lacombe, AB

WheatStalk

More than just wheat - its canola too!
Aug 8
Grande Prairie County, Alberta

2019 Powering Your Profits Tour

A day of canola agronomy, marketing management and more!
Nov 19 - Nov 28
12 locations across Alberta,

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