Four this week

May 7, 2014 - Issue 5

As outside air warms up, moisture migration cycles in the bin can concentrate warm moist air, creating a potential start point for spoilage. Warm up stored canola to break these cycles.

As outside air warms up, moisture migration cycles in the bin can concentrate warm moist air, creating a potential start point for spoilage. Warm up stored canola to break these cycles.

The top four canola management messages for this week are:

Weed out volunteers, perennials and winter annuals. Pre-seed is a profitable time to control weeds ahead of canola.

Seed right the first time. Uniform canola crops with 7 to 10 plants per sq ft can yield more and have lower protection costs.

Knock off clubrooty mud. Moist soil clinging to field equipment can spread clubroot quickly.

Warm up binned canola. Canola to be stored through summer will be safer if warmed up now to 5-10°C.

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