October 30, 2019 – Issue 29

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  • 2019 Canola Discovery Forum – Registration closing soon

    The 2019 Canola Discovery Forum (CDF) will take place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 13-14. This event is a unique opportunity for consensus building and dialogue between all canola industry stakeholders. The theme this year is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). REGISTRATION CLOSES on Wednesday, November 6.

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  • Canola quality with winter or spring harvest

    Combining canola after the ground has frozen can work fairly well, especially for standing crop. In fact, when putting ice and snow covered canola plants through the combine, colder temperatures (-10°C to -20°C) may be better than temperatures around 0°C.

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  • Green seed – Common questions

    Answers for: What causes high green? Why is green seed a problem for processors? Why does green increase storage risk? And more

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  • Bin sensor shows rising temperature. What to do?

    ANY unexpected rise in temperature should be a clear signal that action is required. Once an area starts to warm up, the reaction has started and the canola will probably just get hotter and hotter until spoilage starts. Then spoilage will spread until the whole bin is damaged.

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  • Bin safety tips: Stay out

    High moisture harvest means steady action around the bins – with oversight of dryers, aeration fans, latches, hatches, augers and trucks. The best advice is to stay out of the bins entirely and keeps all guards and shields in place – just in case.

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  • What fertilizer practices are the worst for losses?

    If N fertilizer is applied in fall, it should be banded, preferably as late as possible – but not too late. Applying into frozen ground or on snow is not a good practice.

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  • How to test soil for clubroot

    Fall is a good time to collect soil for a clubroot DNA test. Information can be used to help with seed and disease management decisions.

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  • Seed: Try new genetics every year

    Having diversity in canola variety genetics will improve the resilience of the farm over time. The weed management message, “If it works, change it”, should apply to genetics and disease resistance, too.

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