Issues of the week

With most canola seeded and starting to emerge across the western Prairies, scouting becomes a top priority. This is a canola crop’s most vulnerable stage, and through scouting you can address threats early. Some growers in Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan are taking desperate measures to seed canola. This includes aerial seeding. Unless you can get on the field immediately afterward to harrow, this is a high risk practice — especially if the field has any residue cover.