• Nights were quite cool last week with minimum temperatures in the neighborhood of 0.60C to 50C across much of western Canada. Pockets of frost Thursday night/Friday morning were reported near Invermay, SK and Two Hills,  AB and in the Peace Region in Alberta. Canola fields that are vegetative can recover better after a light frost……
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  • With canola beginning to flower, it is time to assess risk for sclerotinia stem rot infection and to determine if a fungicide application will be economical. Remember many factors affect the risk of infection including: heaviness of the crop canopy, amount of moisture received in the two weeks prior to flowering and potential for further……
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  • This year has certainly been challenging for canola production and, as a result, crop staging is wide ranging in some fields. Should a fungicide be applied now when the oldest plants flower or later with the later-flowering plants? Each field should be assessed individually for risk of infection from sclerotinia stem rot.  A few things……
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  • There were still a couple of reports of cutworms in Saskatchewan this past week but it appears as if larval feeding is winding down as they are beginning to pupate. More information on cutworms is available at: https://canola-council.merchantsecure.com/canola_resources/product22.aspx The cabbage seedpod weevil threat is also winding down in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan as many crops……
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  • A number of areas are reporting crop damage due to gopher feeding (as much as a couple of acres surrounding burrows in some fields). The following bulletin from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has more information on management and control:http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex3471  …
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  • A number of fields in the Peace region of Alberta (near Rycroft and Spirit River) are exhibiting signs of necrosis (browning and tissue dying) on bud clusters. Symptoms were first noticed on the primary branch. This week reports indicate that some secondary branches are also affected. It is unknown at this time if damage is……
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  • Soil Moisture – Extremely Dry to Excess Several storms brought much needed rain to parts of southwest, central and northwest regions of Manitoba. Soil moisture is adequate in most of these regions but additional rainfall will be needed again soon to support the rapid crop growth and development. Parts of the eastern and Interlake regions……
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  • Canola staging continues to be quite variable within an area and within a single field in some areas. Re-seeded and late seeded fields range from 4- leaf to rosette stage. Rainfall in areas that were extremely dry is resulting in a ‘second flush’ of germinating canola, resulting in staging from cotyledon to bolting in the……
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  • With the rainfall last week, came hail to a number of areas (Dauphin, Treherne and Notre Dame, MB; Duck Lake, Frontier, SK; Claresholm, Spirit River, AB). Hail stones were large in some areas (golf ball size at Frontier, SK) and fell for a significant period of time (hail fell at supper time at Claresholm, AB……
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