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  • Key messages from canoLAB 2017

    The Canola Council of Canada and the provincial canola grower organizations hosted canoLABs at Regina, Sask., Vermilion, Alta., and Dauphin, Man., earlier this year. Here are the top canoLAB messages for... more

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  • Top 10 planning and prep jobs for April

    1. Get the drill ready. Check each opener, tire and hose. If you have a perfectly flat spot for leveling, that may also help achieve consistent seed and fertilizer depth. Read more. 2. Watch the Canola... more

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  • How many canola plants do you need?

    The new target plant stand and seeding rate calculators at canolacalculator.ca will help determine the correct plant stand for an individual field. When entering farm, field and seed data into the... more

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  • What’s new in blackleg management?

    Following a series of consultative meetings, the canola industry – encompassing life science companies, producer associations and researchers – took a step forward in helping to manage and mitigate... more

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  • How early is too early to seed?

    Fields may have soil temperatures adequate for canola establishment and enough moisture for emergence, but should growers seed canola in early to mid April? Past experience would suggest that starting on... more

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  • Spring harvest tips

    If growers can’t get on the field yet to finish harvest 2016, they can hand-thresh a sample from the windrows. This quality preview can provide an estimate of grade and help you determine what to do with... more

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  • Explore canola milestones at canolahistory.ca

    This is the 50th anniversary of the canola industry association. In 1967, growers, seed developers, processors and exporters formed the Rapeseed Association of Canada, forerunner to the Canola Council of... more

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  • Farms needed for these studies

    1. Take part in the Ultimate Canola Challenge. As part of UCC 2017, CCC staff will help growers set up a nitrogen rate trial. The CCC is also finalizing protocols for stand establishment and seeding rate... more

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  • Don’t grow de-registered varieties

    Clearfield variety 46A76 has been de-registered by its registering company. Registration will be cancelled as of August 1, 2017, which means 46A76 crops harvested after that date cannot be legally delivered... more

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  • Keep It Clean: Pesticide messages for 2017

    Canada’s reputation as a leader in high quality grain relies on growers following best practices with pesticides. Even the smallest amount of unacceptable residue can put future business at risk. Follow... more

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  • Weeds: Pre-seed burndown scenarios

    With a late harvest in many fields last fall, growers may have missed the opportunity for fall weed control. That could mean higher levels of winter annuals and perennials this spring. The delayed harvest... more

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  • canolaPALOOZA dates and registration

    canolaPALOOZA is a carnival-like event with games, food and fun to make plot tours and agronomy messages more interesting and memorable. The event has no fixed schedule, so you can visit agronomy-themed... more

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  • Herbicide efficacy and water volumes

    Tom Wolf, owner of AgriMetrix in Saskatoon and long-serving spray applications researcher, says higher water volume doesn’t necessarily increase herbicide performance, but it improves the consistency of... more

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