Issues of the week

It will be a busy week of seeding in Alberta and western Saskatchewan as long as the weather holds. Soils are warm and seeds are germinating quickly. Rain delays continue in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, but growers are reminded that canola seeded this week or next week will still have high yield potential. Many growers are enquiring about broadcast seeding, which can work but risks are high in no-till situations.

Early reports of cutworms in the Vegreville area of Alberta are an important reminder that growers in central Alberta — and elsewhere — need to monitor fields closely and be prepared for early control. Watch the Friday webinar for tips.