Issues of the week

A week of moisture across the Prairies has delayed seeding. Canola seeded any time in May has a good chance of reaching maturity, so May 9 isn’t late, however growers with a lot of acres to cover are anxious to get going.

With these types of time constraints, weed control may take a back seat to seeding. Some fields that could benefit financially from a pre-seed burnoff may not get one. Growers and agronomists are recommended to check the weed situation in each field. If time is an issue and farm labour is focused on seeding, consider hiring a custom sprayer to apply a pre-seed burnoff to fields that need one.

With good soil moisture and warmer temperatures in the forecast, canola fields seeded this week could have very quick emergence.