• Hot canola! A spike in heated canola has been reported over the past couple weeks. Growers are encouraged to check all canola bins as soon as possible. Deep thoughts on fertilizer. Whether you applied some fertilizer in the fall or apply it all in the spring, winter is a good time to assess your crop nutrition situation and make field…
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  • The Canola Watch 2014 exam is now available. Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSCs) who score of at least 70% (49 correct answers out of 70 questions) will earn 6.5 CCA credits. Anyone can take the exam. You do not have to be a CCA or CCSC to test your knowledge…
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  • Canola Performance Trial results for 2014 are in, and will be added to www.canolaperformancetrials.ca this week. The online tool includes interactive maps and the ability to refine searches by season zone, herbicide tolerance (HT) type, yield, days to maturity, lodging and height. Users can also compare results from 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011…
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  • Growing clubroot resistant varieties in areas with low levels of inoculum or areas beside regions known to have clubroot is a good pre-emptive strategy to keep clubroot to a minimum in a particular field. The question for growers in areas with serious blackleg is whether to grow varieties with effective blackleg resistance or grow varieties with clubroot resistance. Current varieties…
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  • Results from the CCC’s Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) for 2014 are in. Of the 13 products and practices tested in 2014, only one provided a significant response compared to the best management practices (BMP) check…
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