Agronomy for November

Sampling canola

Pre-winter bin checks. This is the month to make sure stored canola is stable heading into winter. As outside temperatures drop below zero and stay there, canola growers want to make sure canola has cooled throughout the bin.

Market options for high-green canola. When shopping around for buyers, make sure your sample represents the canola you’ll deliver. And keep looking. If one location won’t take your canola, another might.

Nutrient planning for 2015. Soil sampling late in the fall will provide a close representation of nutrient levels at seeding next spring.

Seed decisions. Results from the 2014 Canola Performance Trials are being checked and approved for posting at and in the CPT 2014 booklet.