Topics for the month

The Canola Council of Canada agronomy team was involved in two major “2012 in Review” meetings in the past few weeks, involving grower groups, government extension, researchers and industry representatives. We introduced many of these topics in the September 26 Canola Watch, and will dig deeper into new research and new agronomy messages for various diseases and insects through the winter.

In this issue, we discuss two topics: Canola variety comparison data and aster yellows. Aster yellows is not usually a major disease of canola, but it was in 2012. In this issue, you’ll find answers to many of the aster yellows questions raised during the October year-in-review meetings.

We would love to hear your feedback on these articles, and your suggestions for other articles over the winter. Email Jay Whetter at or click the “Contact us” button to reach our agronomists.

CCAs, we will be working on another Canola Watch quiz over the next month and should have something ready for you by December.