Topics for the month

Root maggots can increase dramatically in canola on canola rotations.

Canola fertilizer management and rotation management have been hot topics this spring. We’re going back to the basics for fertilizer, with a review of the 4 Rs, and a description of the three most important goals with a canola crop nutrition strategy. The rotation article provides an overview of the science behind canola rotations and risk management. Increased root maggot damage (shown in the photo) is one of the risks from a tight canola rotation.

More and more growers, agronomists and ag retailers are signing up for Twitter. Follow @CanolaWatch and follow the CCC agronomy specialists. Find their Twitter handles here. You don’t have to tweet anything to gain a lot from Twitter. Just “follow” and learn. Search hashtags such as #canola or #westcdnag to cut through the clutter. Use an app such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to organize your Twitter experience.