Topics for the month

Highlights from CanoLAB in Saskatoon include:
—Why canola must have sulphur
—The “hidden hunger” of phosphate deficiency
—Elevated risk for herbicide carryover in 2013
—Group 9 resistant kochia management
—Rotation as part of clubroot management
—Diagnosing blanks on the stem

The Canola Diagnostic Tool is live at The following video provides tips on how to use the tool:

Many parts of the Prairies are still under a layer of snow this week. Southern Alberta is one exception. Seeding in mid April in Southern Alberta increases the chance of a killing frost on seedlings but also reduces the chance of heat stress in summer during the sensitive canola stages of bud through flower. When making the early seeding decision, growers always weigh one risk against the other.