• This month’s Canola Watch will feature highlights from Canola Watch Live! The Canola Council of Canada agronomy team along with guests Murray Hartman, Scott Meers, Mike Harding, Cindy Grant and John Heard presented a live version of our Canola Watch conference call at FarmTech 2014. @DocCamiRyan, who will be speaking at the CCC Convention in San Antonio later this month,…
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  • Canola Watch Live! had two key agronomy messages with regard to bertha armyworm management in 2014: 1. Lower canola prices will mean higher thresholds for bertha armyworm. Click "read more" to see the table. 2. Bertha armyworm populations tend to build for three years, then drop due to disease or beneficial insects. Areas that have had three years of building…
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  • Canola Watch Live! included a discussion on bees and other pollinators. Here are best management practices to reduce damage to these important insects: —Avoid spraying flowering canola. —Use economic thresholds when making control decisions. Remember: Threshold covers cost of application. No profit! —Use the least toxic option registered for the crop. —Take measures to minimize drift. Wind speed/direction, drift reducing…
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