• Who loves this heat? Anyone with combining to do is loving the current highs, but remember, canola stored hot does increase the storage risk. Turn on those aeration fans. When to spray weeds? Wait for weeds to regrow after harvest. This provides a bigger target for herbicide. And know the weeds present. Perennials can be sprayed earlier than winter annuals…
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  • This week's map is an update of last week's, showing highs for the past seven days. The Prairies have enjoyed a much needed hot stretch, with a lot of acres coming off. Thanks to WeatherFarm for the map. Click here to see the map at the WeatherFarm site…
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  • The 2014 Canola Discovery Forum is a golden opportunity for growers, industry, life science companies, equipment companies, seed companies and researchers to exchange key insights and leading-edge ideas for the sustainable and profitable production of canola. Discovery Forum will strengthen the canola industry through an integrated approach with increased partnerships along the canola value chain system. The two-day meeting is…
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  • Canola storage experts recommend that hot canola be put on aeration for cooling, even if it’s dry. There will still be convection currents and some moisture movement within the bin, which can concentrate moisture at the bottom of the central core — creating a possible start point for heating. Aeration will also even out the temperature and moisture throughout the…
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  • Informed decisions have to start with plant counts. Counting stubble density in the fall can help growers determine if their spring seeding rate was adequate to reach the crop’s yield potential. We know, based on analysis of stand establishment research, that canola generally needs a bare minimum of 4-5 plants per square foot to reach its yield potential…
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