Four questions about things you might see or situations you might encounter while harvesting canola. As usual, when you click “submit” you get detailed answers with agronomy tips and links.
The fungal pathogen Verticillium longisporum causes stem cross-section discolouration that can look somewhat like blackleg and bleaching of the stem that can look somewhat like sclerotinia stem rot. But these diseases are all quite different in terms of yield risk and management, so it’s important to be able to tell them apart.
Give your future seedbed a good start by managing residue this fall. The combine is a key part of this process.
A lot of harvest-related topics are top of mind this week, including high winds that are blowing around canola swaths. See our tips on how to limit wind damage to swaths, and well as a few things to consider if swaths have blown.
Default to waiting. Don’t make a snap decision to swath. Before taking any harvest action, start with this sequence….
What are the probabilities that your area will get a -2°C frost this week or next week?
While pre-harvest scouting for diseases and crop staging, keep a look out for weeds. Challenges with timely and effective weed control earlier in the season can result in more weeds than expected at harvest time. Large weeds at this point in the season raise three agronomy questions….
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