2010 – Issue 24

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  • Blackleg tips | Seed selling fast | Bins heating

    Tips to keep blackleg resistance strong The more we use blackleg-resistant canola in a rotation, the more we encourage the buildup of blackleg populations that can successfully overcome that resistance trait. The risk is especially high in regions where conditions for disease — early season rain and humidity — are present most years. Ideally, in […]


  • Top varieties selling out fast

    Growers who plan to rotate between canola systems for improved weed control or to try a different variety as part of a blackleg management plan may want to book seed soon. That way they can be sure to get a variety that fits the plan. Although growing conditions in 2011 will strongly influence which weeds […]


  • Check bins, avoid costly surprises

    Think canola is safe when it’s cold outside? Not always. Many bins of canola have been lost already this year because canola went in hot or damp and was not conditioned adequately. As outside temperatures drop below zero and stay there, another moisture cycle begins within the bin. (See the graphic below.) A pocket of […]


  • Soil test wet fields in winter

    Fields that were excessively wet in 2010 may not have the soil nutrient reserves growers expect. A soil test is recommended. If fields were too wet for soil test equipment in the fall, sampling may work better when the topsoil has frozen enough to drive on. Breaking through the top few inches of frozen ground […]


  • Take the Canola Watch survey

    Thank you to everyone who already completed the Canola Watch survey. Your input will help us make Canola Watch even better in 2011. If you haven’t completed the 10-minute survey, you still have a chance. Click here for the survey.  


  • Take the Canola Watch CCA exam

    Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) who pass the online Canola Watch exam will earn six CCA credits, including 1.5 credits in crop management, 2.5 credits in pest management, 1 credit in nutrient management and 1 credit in soil and water management. The exam must be taken by December 31, 2010 to qualify for CCA credits. To […]


  • Coming events

    The Canola Industry Meeting is December 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saskatoon. Click here for more information and to register. Manitoba Agronomists’ Conference is December 14-15 at the University of Manitoba. Click here for more information and to register. The conference will also be webcast live through www.cerebralfocus.com/mac. Combine Performance Clinic is January 11 and 13 […]


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