Topics for the month

November 6, 2013 - Issue 28

CPT 2013 booklet cover

Results from the 2013 Canola Performance Trials are uploaded to the site at www.canolaperformancetrials.ca. Compare varieties by yield, days to maturity, lodging and height. Also compare 2013 results to 2012 and 2011.

If clubroot has moved into the area, this might be the year to consider a clubroot resistant variety — if you haven’t already.

November is a good month to check canola bins again. As outside air drops to below zero, this ramps up moisture migration cycles within the bin. Check cable readings, and take some canola out of suspect bins. Growers who have delivered some grain over the past couple weeks can use empty bins to move canola around and check that it’s not warm and smelly.

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