September 8, 2014 – Alert 2

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  • Alert: Snow on standing canola. What to do?

    Photo credit: Garth Donald

    The key harvest management issue with snow on standing canola concerns not so much the precipitation (although heavy snow can cause lodging) but the frost that comes with it.

    The common scenarios growers face with the snow on standing canola are:

    1. Canola is immature when snow falls
    2. Canola is ready to swath when snow falls.
    3. Canola left standing for straight combining is hit with snow.

    Here is a description of each scenario, along with some tips to help with decision making…

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