May 15, 2019 – Issue 7

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  • Canola Council call: May 24 grower update on trade with China

    The Canola Council of Canada, on behalf of growers and the entire canola value chain, is working closely with the Government of Canada to resolve challenges facing canola seed exports to China. Please join us for a call to provide canola producers with an update on developments and ongoing work. Hear from:–Agriculture and Agri-Food minister […]


  • Canola Watch quiz – Flea beetles

    Give yourself a flea beetles primer ahead of scouting season. Take our quiz!


  • Make the right flea beetle spray decision: 8 steps

    While only a small percentage of canola fields tend to require foliar insecticides to manage flea beetles in addition to seed treatment, all fields should be monitored to assess the potential threat. Begin monitoring right after emergence and through until at least the four-leaf stage.


  • Start scouting 7 to 21 days after seeding

    To make sure your young canola crop is protected from day one, start scouting at the time when emergence should occur. With warm soils, adequate moisture and 1” seeding depth, emergence can occur about a week after seeding. When scouting, look for…


  • The scouting toolkit

    Smart phones and mobility-enabled tablets could be the most valuable scouting tools. But what else should be in your canola scouting kit?


  • Weed spraying in challenging conditions

    Most products are not strongly affected by dust, but glyphosate is an exception. What about wind? Or cold?


  • In-crop insect surveys in 2019

    Insect risk maps depend on lots of scouting and survey. Each year, entomologists from the Ministries of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Research Centres collaborate with extension agrologists, crop specialists and industry groups to conduct insect pest surveys in field crops throughout the Prairies.


  • Summer storage of canola

    PAMI studies have shown that leaving the canola alone resulted in the most stable and favourable storage conditions throughout the summer months, provided the canola is dry (<10 per cent moisture content) and uniformly frozen (to <-5°C) going into the spring months.


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