Issues of the week

Early season scouting is the theme of the week. Most canola crops are seeded and many have emerged. Canola plants face various threats in these first few weeks, including weed competition, flea beetles, cutworms and frost.

Weed control will be a top priority, especially for fields that didn’t get a pre-seed burnoff.

Walk the fields a few times a week until the first few true leaves appear and the plants are growing rapidly. After that you may only need to scout once a week.