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  • Tips for drying tough and damp canola

    No matter how good the harvest weather or how dry the harvested crop, all canola should be conditioned after it goes into the bin to ensure safe long-term storage — especially if it goes into the bin warm.... more

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  • Fall weeds: When to spray?

    Fall is a good time to control perennial and winter annual weeds. The message this week includes two reminders: 1. Wait for post-harvest regrowth. Before spraying, make sure perennial weeds are actively... more

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  • Frost on canola left for straight combining

    Frost provides some natural desiccation that may help dry weeds and green stems in fields left for straight combining. Some growers actually wait for frost before combining, using it as a tool to aid in crop... more

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  • Disease scouting at harvest

    Harvest is a great time to assess the incidence and severity of canola diseases, an important step in management for next year. Post-swathing disease scouting is possible but results are not as accurate as... more

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  • What do I do about ruts?

    Swathing or combining in soft soil conditions will leave ruts. Some fields will also have ruts from spraying fungicide at flowering. We know that tillage will spread clubroot as well as weed seeds and... more

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  • Coming events

    Soil compaction workshop — September 27, AAFC, Portage la Prairie, Man. Learn to diagnose soil compaction and manage it through field traffic changes, tillage and cover crops. The workshop is offered twice:... more

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  • Rain delays harvest: What to do?

    Harvest delays due to soggy soils, frequent rains and even mist have canola growers wondering about risk to the crop and what, if anything, they can do reduce these risks. Really, the only approach is to wait... more

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  • Swathing after a frost

    Frost on pods can stop plant development and lock in green. It can also cause pods to split. However, a light frost may have no effect at all, and the crop will be better left to mature fully. Tuesday... more

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