• Issues of the week May 19, 2010 — After a week of full-out seeding, canola seeded early last week is already emerging. Weed control is critical, especially if growers didn’t do a pre-seed burnoff. Weeds, including volunteer canola, have been emerging over the past month, in many cases, and some plants are large. Control only……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Seeding will wrap up shortly in most areas. The earliest seeded canola has emerged, but many fields are still just germinating and haven’t poked through the surface. Dry conditions are a concern in the central and east areas especially. Alberta: In the southern region, seeding progress is nearing half way, but……
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  • Sulphate fertilizer supplies are just keeping up with the demand. If your supplier runs out of sulphate when you are seeding, don’t panic. You can broadcast ammonium sulphate up to the four leaf stage as an alternative to delaying seeding. In fields where volunteer cereals are emerged ahead of the broadleaf weeds and the crop,……
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  • Canola volunteers are a weed that should be controlled ahead of your canola crop. CleanStart is the only pre-seed burnoff registered for use ahead of canola that can control Roundup Ready volunteers. There has been lot of interest in using Clean Start as a pre-seed burnoff, most likely due to producers pushing rotations. CleanStart is……
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  • Troy Prosofsky, CCC agronomy specialist in southern Alberta, is getting this question a lot. Southern Alberta often seeds canola about two weeks before everyone else on the Prairies, and by mid to late May growers are wondering whether to skip canola and plant barley instead. To answer the question whether it’s too late, consider the……
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  • Issues of the week With warmer temperatures forecast and with very good soil moisture across most of the Prairies, this will be a busy week of seeding. Growers don’t need to rush. As long as they seize the advantage of these conditions by taking the time to ensure precise, shallow seed placement  at an appropriate……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Seeding is near 90% complete in some eastern regions, but conditions are dry. North and far north regions are 20% to 25% complete, but have good moisture. Central Peace is 50% done at most. The west, in general, has more moisture. Seeding is about half done, but growers are holding off……
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  • Take caution when mixing glyphosates, especially those of different formulations (salt types). In particular, mixing premium glyphosate products with lower priced products may void the warranty on premium products. Click here to see a MAFRI table of glyphosate products and their formulations. Retailers will provide more information, including details for any glyphosate product not on this……
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