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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.
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…
Smart phones and mobility-enabled tablets could be the most valuable scouting tools. But what else should be in your canola scouting kit?
Most products are not strongly affected by dust, but glyphosate is an exception. What about wind? Or cold?
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.
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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