Six questions provide tips on what to look for in fields this fall, and how these counts can help with field management in 2021.
All canola should be conditioned immediately after combining to cool it down, even out the temperature throughout the bin and remove any moisture released through natural seed respiration that occurs in the first hours to weeks after harvest.
Average stem counts for each canola field harvested this year can put yield, quality and harvest date results in perspective and help with seeding rate decisions in 2021.
You can get a good sense of the consistency of a cultivar by looking at performance over various locations and years. The Canola Performance Trials website includes many years of data, so you can check height, lodging, maturity or yield averages over the past three to five (or even more) years.
This list covers the options available for canola seed traits and describes official standards (if any) for each trait.
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?
This article explains how to measure losses, and then how to set the combine to reduce losses.
How many days delayed am I going to be with straight combining versus swathing? It depends on your expectation of “ready”. This article describes three scenarios.
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