December 10, 2014 - Issue 29

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Top 10 gifts | Heating canola | Fertilizer decisions

  • Agronomy for December

    Even Santa wears booties when scouting!

    Hot canola! A spike in heated canola has been reported over the past couple weeks. Growers are encouraged to check all canola bins as soon as possible.

    Deep thoughts on fertilizer. Whether you applied some fertilizer in the fall or apply it all in the spring, winter is a good time to assess your crop nutrition situation and make field plans and purchase decisions for the upcoming year.

    Blackleg resistance vs. clubroot resistance. Growers with blackleg and clubroot to contend with have to choose between varieties with effective blackleg resistance or with clubroot resistance. How do you decide?

    Top 10 agronomy gifts. From simple plastic flags to sweep nets to trail cameras, we have 10 gift suggestions for improved scouting in 2015.

    Canola Watch’s annual CCA/CCSC exam is live!

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  • Canola Watch 2014 exam worth 6.5 CCA/CCSC credits

    The Canola Watch 2014 exam is now available. Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSCs) who score of at least 70% (49 correct answers out of 70 questions) will earn 6.5 CCA credits. Anyone can take the exam. You do not have to be a CCA or CCSC to test your knowledge.

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  • Good time to plan your 2015 fertility program

    Fertilizer P going into drill

    Whether you applied some fertilizer in the fall or apply it all in the spring, winter is a good time to assess your crop nutrition situation and make field plans and purchase decisions for the upcoming year. Here are some considerations the CCC team discussed in preparation for this month’s Canola Watch…

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  • Canola is heating in bins!

    This is steam coming off canola heating due to high moisture. This was not a welcome sight for the grower.

    This is not the kind of steam room you’re looking for on a cold winter day. This was taken inside a canola bin in the Peace River region last week. A spike in heated canola has been reported over the past couple weeks. Growers are encouraged to check all canola bins as soon as possible. Spoilage usually starts small and heating is not always detected by temperature cables until some of the grain is already damaged. Cooling the bin and stopping this early heating now can save a lot of money in lost grade and lost delivery options.

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  • Variety comparison results are in

    CPT logo no year

    Canola Performance Trial results for 2014 are in, and will be added to www.canolaperformancetrials.ca this week. The online tool includes interactive maps and the ability to refine searches by season zone, herbicide tolerance (HT) type, yield, days to maturity, lodging and height. Users can also compare results from 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

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  • Blackleg resistance vs. clubroot resistance

    This is a clubroot infested field, with a resistant variety grown on the left and a susceptible variety grown on the right. Source: Aaron Van Beers

    Growing clubroot resistant varieties in areas with low levels of inoculum or areas beside regions known to have clubroot is a good pre-emptive strategy to keep clubroot to a minimum in a particular field. The question for growers in areas with serious blackleg is whether to grow varieties with effective blackleg resistance or grow varieties with clubroot resistance. Current varieties do not always offer both. Some considerations when making the decision…

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  • Top 10 agronomy gifts for Christmas

    Even Santa wears booties when scouting!

    Clippers to check stems for blackleg make a great stocking stuffer! And nothing says “I care!” like a subscription to Canola Watch. Plus, it’s free.

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  • UCC summary 2014

    UCC trial in the background

    Results from the CCC’s Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) for 2014 are in. Of the 13 products and practices tested in 2014, only one provided a significant response compared to the best management practices (BMP) check.

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  • Welcome Nicole Philp!

    Nicole Philp

    Nicole Philp is the new Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist for Southwest Saskatchewan. She is based in Regina.

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  • Register for canoLAB 2015

    CanoLAB logo

    Alberta canoLAB is February 18, 19 and 20 at Olds. Each day is identical.

    Registration opens next Monday (December 15) at 8:00 a.m. MST. Mark your calendar and keep this link. Spots tend to fill up quickly.

    Saskatchewan canoLAB is February 10-11 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Registration will open in January.

    Manitoba CanoLAB is March 11-12 at ACC in Brandon. Registration will open in January. More info.

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  • January-February events

    Crop Production Show. January 12-15 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Website.

    CropSphere. January 13-14 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Website.

    AgDays. January 20-22 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Website.

    FarmTech. January 27-29 at the EXPO Centre in Edmonton. Website.

    CropConnect. February 17-18 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Website.

    Canola Council of Canada Convention. March 3-5 in Banff, AB. Website.

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  • CCC Convention in Banff March 3-5

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    The Canola Council of Canada Convention is Banff March 3-5, 2015. Click the links for more details.

    Register here
    General information
    Speakers
    Why attend?

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