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  • Quiz? Not really. More like a mystery.

    Here are two sets of symptoms Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists saw this week. We have hypotheses as to the causes, but these plants have been sent off to the lab for confirmation. In the meantime,... more

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  • Swath timing for higher yield

    Optimal swath timing for canola yield and quality is when at least 60% of seeds on the main stem are showing some colour change. Seed colour change (SCC) is considered any amount of yellow or brown on the... more

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  • 4 tools to check harvest losses

    Setting the combine to put more canola in the tank and leave less on the field is one way to improve canola profits. In preparation to measure harvest losses, have these four little tools at the ready:... more

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  • Top 10 situations that increase straight-cut risk

    Most canola growers are familiar with straight combining, even if most have not tried it yet. New varieties with pod shatter resistance have helped with the overall comfort level for the practice. This... more

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  • Cut canola after required pre-harvest interval

    The spray to swath interval calculator can be used to quickly check pre-harvest intervals for herbicides and desiccants applied pre-harvest as well as insecticides and fungicides applied earlier in the season.... more

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  • Bertha armyworm update

    A few fields were sprayed for bertha armyworm in the past week, but these are fairly isolated cases. In general, the worms have been a low threat to canola this year. But some fields can encounter higher... more

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  • Insects in stored canola

    Canola rarely has an issue with storage insects. Primary stored product insects such as rusty grain beetle, red flour beetle and saw-toothed grain beetle can occasionally be found in stored canola if cereal... more

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  • Regrowth in swathed canola

    Rain and delayed harvest can cause cut canola plants to regrow in some cases. This regrowth coming up through swaths can make for increased green matter going through the combine. These high-green plants can... more

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  • What happens at Canola Discovery Forum?

    Canola Discovery Forum is October 25-27 at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg. The event is designed to identify challenges and opportunities in canola production that will lead to the industry goal of 52 bu./ac.... more

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  • Work safely through harvest

    Safe Farms has a factsheet of safety tips to keep in mind at harvest. Here is a sample: —Before moving machinery, all operators should be trained to perform a walk-around check to ensure no one is near... more

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  • Cutting lodged canola

    Swathing has no clear advantage over straight combining for lodged canola. It often comes down to personal preference, but the following questions can help with your decision. Lodged canola. When... more

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  • Pre-harvest scouting: 8 diseases

    Check patches of pre-mature ripened canola before or during swathing to identify the cause. Use the Canola Diagnostic Tool at www.canoladiagnostictool.ca to help with the assessment. It could be blackleg,... more

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  • Coming events

    Here are tours and events sponsored by canola organizations or that feature Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists on the agenda: Soil Compaction Field Day — September 27, 9:00-3:00, at Agriculture... more

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