• The Canola Council of Canada has a new video describing swede midge, its life cycle and the damage it can cause canola crops in Western Canada. The video also mentions the new midge that is similar to but distinct from swede midge…
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  • Canola Digest is the official publication of Canada's canola growers. It covers a range of topics from agronomics to marketing to the latest developments in the canola industry…
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  • Growers in the short-season zone will consider days to maturity (DTM) of a variety. Those in counties with clubroot should strongly consider a clubroot resistant variety. Queries on the Canola Performance Trials website can help growers consider these and many other factors when selecting a variety…
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  • Weather conditions are rarely the same two years in a row. That is why making decisions based on the snow-extended harvest of 2016 may not be the best economic choice for 2017. For example, seeding a short-season variety in April to avoid another potential September snow fall may not match up with the most probable growing conditions and profitable decisions…
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  • Distorted canola growth thought to be from swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) is likely caused by a separate midge species (Contarinia brassicola). Scientists were suspicious that two midge species were present in canola in Western Canada when pheromone traps specific to swede midge were not catching any even though midge were present at relatively high numbers……
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  • Each Prairie province does its own disease survey most years. The Manitoba Canola Disease Survey has been happening for over 15 years and tracks a variety of diseases. Alberta’s survey the past few years has mainly been focused around monitoring the spread of clubroot. Blackleg results are based on prevalence, incidence and severity — but what do these words mean?…
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