2009 – Issue 10

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  • Soil Moisture – Extremely Dry to Excess

    Soil Moisture – Extremely Dry to Excess Several storms brought much needed rain to parts of southwest, central and northwest regions of Manitoba. Soil moisture is adequate in most of these regions but additional rainfall will be needed again soon to support the rapid crop growth and development. Parts of the eastern and Interlake regions […]


  • Variable Crop Staging

    Canola staging continues to be quite variable within an area and within a single field in some areas. Re-seeded and late seeded fields range from 4- leaf to rosette stage. Rainfall in areas that were extremely dry is resulting in a ‘second flush’ of germinating canola, resulting in staging from cotyledon to bolting in the […]


  • Lots of Hail

    With the rainfall last week, came hail to a number of areas (Dauphin, Treherne and Notre Dame, MB; Duck Lake, Frontier, SK; Claresholm, Spirit River, AB). Hail stones were large in some areas (golf ball size at Frontier, SK) and fell for a significant period of time (hail fell at supper time at Claresholm, AB […]


  • Number of Insect Pests Found

    There were a couple of reports of cutworms in Saskatchewan but it appears as if larval feeding is winding down as they are beginning to pupate. More information on cutworms is available at: https://canola-council.merchantsecure.com/canola_resources/product22.aspx Cabbage seedpod weevil threat is also winding down in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan as many crops are well into or have […]


  • Aster Yellows To Appear Later?

    Leaf hoppers in relatively high populations have been found south of Red Deer, AB. This insect is not of economic importance in canola but rather may be an indicator that Aster yellows may be prevalent later in the season. Aster yellows is caused by a phytoplasma, a plant pathogenic micro-organism. The phytoplasma is carried from […]


  • Crop School Season is Here

    Up for a great learning experience? There are a number of crop training events organized across western Canada to challenge even the most seasoned agronomist. For more information or to register refer to the list at the following link:http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/Redirect.aspx?u=114562&q=136265941&lm=19904645&r=156796&qz=0c48f657fb9d7b0440d6714ddff2becf  


  • Recruiting Disease Survey Participants

    Faye Dokken, Provincial Specialist – Plant Diseases with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is looking for cooperators to participate in a canola disease survey this summer. Representatives from the Ministry would like permission to enter canola fields and collect a soil sample (for clubroot screening). While at the field, representatives will also take note of other […]


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