Default to waiting. Don’t make a snap decision to swath. Before taking any harvest action, start with this sequence….
Predicting sclerotinia stem rot severity is difficult. This quiz is a review of management decisions for 2018, including a specific look at DNA petal tests. Please take a minute to do this quick survey.
General frost areas for the morning of September 4, the morning we sent out the frost action alert.
Weather delays? Canola not ready to swath? Waiting for the next crops to be ready to combine? Take advantage of harvest down days to check canola fields for the following….
Combine losses vary throughout the day. If using the same combine settings all day long, losses in the morning and evening could be significant if the combine is set for easy-threshing afternoons. Or losses in the afternoons could be higher if the combine is locked in for those tough-swath times of day. Checking for combine losses under various conditions will help you get a feel for best settings for various conditions.
Swathing later will increase yield because more of the later seeds in side branches will reach maturity and contribute to yield. But what if harvest is moving slowing and the priority shifts from highest yield to just getting the crop in the bin?
New tests allow farmers to identify the blackleg races in their fields. With this information, farmers can choose canola varieties with resistance to those races.
As we learned at the International Clubroot Workshop, genetic resistance to clubroot is failing at an increasing rate all around the world. To help reduce selection pressure for clubroot pathotypes that can overcome the current resistance traits, the Canadian approach is to deploy clubroot-resistant (CR) canola seed varieties as soon as clubroot is seen in […]
Fall is a good time to control perennial and winter annual weeds, but spraying immediately after harvest may not provide the best results.
Keep a record of every load that goes into a bin. Include date binned and condition of each load, including temperature, moisture, green seed percentage and dockage situation. If not using sieves to check dockage, at least make note of weed seeds, brown plant material, green plant material, insect bodies in each sample. These notes will help you assess storage risks for each bin.
The following tips to prevent field and combine fires are from this Safe Farms document. 1. Have operational fire extinguishers mounted on equipment and ensure everyone is trained to use them. Fire extinguishers need to meet the requirements of the provincial fire code. As a safe practice, ensure you have one in the cab and […]
AAFC drought impact survey. AAFC is currently collecting information on conditions and impact of the drought in western Canada. Harvest Sample Program. The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) Harvest Sample Program monitors hundreds of samples each year to make sure quality standards are upheld in delivered grain.
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