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  • Canola Watch quiz: Late-season spraying

    Following labels and application rules are always important. A big reason for the rules is to prevent residues on harvested grain. These three questions provide a quick... more


  • Keep watch for diamondback moth larvae

    Diamondback moth larvae have been found in many fields this year. In most cases counts have been well below economic thresholds, but keep looking just in case. Some fields are at thresholds and a few have been... more


  • Top 10 things to do between now and harvest

    Canola harvest is getting closer, especially for those in the southwest Prairies where lack of moisture has, unfortunately, pushed the crop along faster than anyone wanted. Here are 10 things to think about... more


  • Hail on pods

    The later hail occurs in the season, the more damage it can do to yield. While canola can keep flowering to compensate from hail that occurs during flowering, hail at the late pod stage can result in... more


  • What can you do with lodged canola?

    On lodging: 1. Green and bendable canola stems can often straighten up again (somewhat) if lodged due to wind and heavy rain. 2. If lodged due to disease, these plants are unlikely to straighten up. Plants... more


  • July 26: Shorts

    Does rain at flowering change the sclerotinia risk and economic return from a fungicide? It could if (1) it results in a dramatic increase in yield potential, (2) if it happens at early flowering so the... more


  • Grasshoppers thrive in hot, dry conditions

    Grasshoppers are often worse in hot, dry conditions. One big reason is because insects, as cold-blooded creatures, eat more and grow faster in hot weather. The other reason is that hot, dry weather limits... more


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