May 6, 2020 – Issue 8

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  • Companies that buy off-grade canola

    Here is a list of companies that sometimes buy off-grade canola, including possibly heated or high-green canola. Email Jay Whetter to update contact information or to have companies added or removed. Contact any of the oilseed processing plants. They will often take a range of grades, but will be fairly stringent on overall quality as […]

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  • Fertilizer — best ways to apply macros this spring

    You don’t seed canola without starter phosphorus in the seed row, especially in cold soils, but you have options for the rest of the nutrients. And seed placement is not on the list.

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  • Quiz – weed seedling ID

    What are these weeds? And what would you tank-mix with glyphosate to improve pre-seed burnoff efficacy on these weeds?

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  • PODCAST: Make a plan for clubroot cleaning

    How is clubroot sanitation like exercise? You don’t do it unless you have a plan. In this podcast, Mike Harding, plant pathology research scientist with Alberta Agriculture and Food, Barb Ziesman, provincial plant disease specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, and Dan Orchard, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, explain the three levels of clean, and the situations for each.

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  • Spring cleaning for the sprayer

    Chemical residue can last over the winter and cause crop damage, so you want to give the sprayer a complete pre-season cleaning. Here are the steps:

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  • Spraying tips for tough conditions

    When to spray weeds after a frost? How to reduce drift in windier conditions? And more….

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  • How does seed size influence seeding rate?

    The seeding rate calculator at canolacalculator.ca will help you set the seeding rate (in lb./ac.) based on seed size, target stand and estimated emergence percentage. The following two short videos show how to use the calculators.

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  • Canola stored tough is still not dry

    Even the recent three or four days with highs near 20°C might not have been enough to completely dry the grain, and now cooler weather is coming. What to do?

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  • PPE’s recommended for handling pesticides

    Respirators for pesticide applicators are NIOSH/MSHA/BHSE approved organic-vapour-removing cartridge with a pre-filter approved for pesticides or a NIOSH/MSHA/BHSE approved canister for pesticides.

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  • Connections

    This section provides timely support for canola-related projects outside of Canola Watch.

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