Be Export Ready – Keep Pre-Harvest Intervals Top of Mind

Issues of the week:

August 11, 2010 — Swathing is underway in parts of Alberta (Peace) and Saskatchewan, but most regions are 1-2 weeks behind. Fields in wettest areas are delayed 3-4 weeks. More heat is needed to speed crop development. Combining of April-seeded fields has started in Manitoba. This week, we’ve got swathing tips for thin stands, an update on late-season insects and controls, tips on pre-harvest weed control vs. desiccation, cautions about combining in the heat, and a reminder: Be Export Ready, pay attention to pre-harvest intervals.