Common scenarios growers face with the snow on canola are:
- Canola is immature when snow falls.
- Canola is ready to swath when snow falls.
- Canola left standing for straight combining is hit with snow.
- Canola in the swath was already dry and has been hit with snow.
Here is a description of each scenario, along with some tips to help with decision-making…
Fall is a good time to control perennial and winter annual weeds, but when exactly is the best time to spray? This quiz can help.
Here is a compilation of timely disease tips based on observations in the fields this week. Look for blackleg (shown above) and clubroot in particular this fall.
Cool temperatures and a prolonged harvest are making farmers anxious. Are you too stressed? Is stress starting to affect your life? Good people are here to listen.
The ideal swath timing for top yield is when average seed colour change across the field is at least 60% on the main stem. But canola growers may want to reassess that approach based on the following considerations.
How many days delayed am I going to be with straight combining versus swathing? It depends on your expectation of “ready”.
This year’s Canola Discovery Forum (CDF), October 22-23 in Banff, Alberta, takes a deep dive into canola stand establishment challenges and opportunities, with perspectives from seed companies, producers, equipment manufacturers and academia. One of our panels features representatives from Vaderstad, John Deere and Bourgault who will highlight the research and development efforts their companies are making to improve canola stand establishment.
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) recently studied air movement through a 25,000-bushel bin. With canola, they found that a standard, single phase 10-hp centrifugal fan could not push air through canola when the bin was full. In fact, the threshold for that bin seemed to be about 17,000 bushels. The situation was worse with two […]
Fall is a good time to control perennial and winter annual weeds, but spraying immediately after harvest may not provide the best results. Before spraying, identify the weeds present. Are they perennials? Winter annuals? Annuals? Clubroot hosts?
Dry conditions throughout the summer and heading into winter could have ramifications for field management decisions this fall and rotation planning for next year.
Whether taking a soil sample or applying fall fertilizer, mid September is generally considered to be too early for both.
Alberta: Frost hits canola: What do you do?
Saskatchewan: Frost hits canola: What do you do?
Manitoba: Frost forecast and swath timing
Default to waiting. Don’t make a snap decision to swath. Before taking any harvest action, start with this sequence….
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