Thin stands need extra protection

Canola stands thinned for whatever reason need extra care to protect the remaining plants. For canola fields at or below 4-5 plants per square foot, consider lowering the action thresholds for insect, weed and disease management all season long.

Scout early and keep good notes. Problems can escalate quickly this time of year and cause irreparable damage if not addressed early. Scouting alerts you to these problems. And while the cause and solution may not always be obvious, this insight motivates you to get help and make an informed decision on the most economic course of action.

Read last week’s article on tips to diagnose stand establishment issues.