Jan 5 2011 – Issue 1

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  • Questions and contacts

    If you have general questions about Canola Watch, direct them to Jay Whetter, whetterj@canolacouncil.org or 807-468-4006. If you have questions on regional issues, contact one of the following Canola Council of Canada regional agronomists or provincial oilseed specialists: Derwyn Hammond, resource manager, crop production, hammondd@canolacouncil.org, 204-729-9011 Jim Bessel, senior agronomy specialist, Central Saskatchewan, besselj@canolacouncil.org, 306-373-6771 Tiffany Martinka, agronomy specialist, […]

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  • Coming events

    Combine Performance Clinic is January 11 and 13 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Choose one day. The clinic runs 8:00 am to noon. Les Hill from PAMI and reps from five combine companies will provide tips on how to reduce combine losses. The $50 fee includes lunch and a free pass to Crop Production Week. […]

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  • Winners of the Canola Watch survey draw

    Thank you to everyone who completed the Canola Watch survey. Winners of the Canadian Tire gift certificates are Bob Bartkewich, North Battleford, Sask.; Harold Brown, Winnipeg, Man.; Bert Dueck, Fisher Branch, Man.; Ron Howard, Brooks, Alta.; and Fred Waelchli, Yorkton, Sask. Your prizes will be mailed shortly. Published on January 5, 2011

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  • Clubroot: Prevention steps for non-infested regions

    The key to keep clubroot from spreading to new regions is to be vigilant with machinery and field inspectors coming from known clubroot infested regions. Keep them out of your fields unless they sanitize thoroughly. Clubroot is soil-borne and spreads with the movement of infested soil, including clods on openers and mud on tires and […]

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  • Clubroot: Management steps for non-infested land in an infested region

    Follow these steps for land that doesn’t have clubroot but is within an area with reported cases: 1. Use a resistant variety. This can keep undetected levels of clubroot from increasing to economically-significant levels. Six clubroot-resistant hybrids on the market for 2011 are D3152 from DuPont, Dekalb 73-67 and 73-77 from Monsanto, Proven 9558C from […]

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  • Clubroot: Management steps for infested land

    Clubroot has been found in 18 Alberta counties and it spreads every year. See the 2010 clubroot map at the bottom of this article. Growers have clubroot-resistant varieties to choose from, but this resistance could be lost quickly if not supported by a combination of the following practices: 1. Use resistant varieties. Six clubroot-resistant hybrids […]

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  • Know your options for high-green canola

    Canola grades for 2010 are lower than average due to high levels of green seed. Through most of Alberta and in Northeastern Saskatchewan, for example, less than 70% of canola achieved No.1 grade, based on Canadian Grain Commission analysis. See the CGC map below for the percentage of No.1 canola in your region. Across the […]

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