Canola needs a month after flowering to mature

Good growing conditions in recent weeks have accelerated crop growth and development. Growing conditions play a major role in canola development, but as a rule of thumb, a crop requires 50 days to the start of flowering and another 50 days from flowering to swathing. Many fields across the prairies are coming out of flower. If they flowered for 20 to 25 days (as an average), then an additional 25 to 30 days are needed to finish off the growing season. At this rate, the majority of crops that are finished flowering should be swathed or ready to swath by the end of August.

Learn more on canola growth stages in the Canola Encyclopedia.