Bertha armyworm larvae have started to feed in some locations, and the second generation of lygus has arrived in the southern Prairie. Watch pods and upper foliage for signs of feeding, and scout all fields.
While scouting, also look for signs of blackleg, clubroot and foot rot. Late season foot rot has shown up in some fields, with stems pinched off at the soil surface. The window to apply sclerotinia stem rot fungicide has closed for most canola fields. Click here for last week’s article on late applications.
Finally, we say good bye this week to Doug Moisey, who has moved on to a new opportunity. Doug was with the Canola Council of Canada’s agronomy team for 18 years, and has been our eyes, ears and flag bearer in north central Alberta.