• No doubt that this spring has been especially challenging for canola establishment. Cool and dry conditions in many areas resulted in less than ideal emergence. Late-frosts have now thinned stands in many areas where emergence was adequate. Canola fields with low plant densities are more vulnerable to losses from insects, weed competition and environmental stresses……
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  • Uneven, thin canola stands are common across the prairies this year. Generally canola is emerging to 4-leaf and many producers are wondering when is the best time to spray? And how many times will the fields need to be sprayed? These questions are difficult to answer and each field should be considered on a case-by-case……
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  • Water quality is the key to achieving proper performance of many herbicides, particularly with glyphosate and many grassy weed products. The following link provides more information on spray water quality: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex7573 Custom applicators (and growers in general) should double check to ensure the right product is being applied to the right field. Ensure legal land……
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  • Spray drift can be costly (liability-wise) but also gives agriculture a negative image. Pay attention to boom height, nozzle selection, water volume, pressure, wind speed and direction, etc. Calibrate your sprayer before spray season begins. Be a good neighbor and make certain the product applied hits the target and the target only. The following link……
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  • Faye Dokken, Provincial Specialist – Plant Diseases with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is looking for cooperators to participate in a canola disease survey this summer. Representatives from the Ministry would like permission to enter canola fields and collect a soil sample (for clubroot screening). While at the field, representatives will also take note of other……
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  • Environmental issues continue to dominate canola production across western Canada. Cool daytime temperatures with unseasonably cold nighttime temperatures occurred across the Prairies last week and over the weekend. All regions reported frost on multiple occasions with some areas experiencing frost four times last week. The most severe frost happened Friday night/Saturday morning where temperatures ranged……
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  • Poor growing conditions due to the cold weather and repeated frosts prevailed across western Canada again last week. Canola growth and development was stalled. Canola ranges from cotyledon to 4-leaf stage and is delayed by at least two to three weeks. In Manitoba, Growing Degree Days (GDD) to date range between 40 to 60% of……
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  • Frost was widespread all across western Canada last week. From all reports, crop damage is quite variable – both within an area and within a single field. This is expected because many variables will affect a crop’s ability to withstand frost (duration of the frost, crop staging, crop residue, low lying areas, crop vigor, etc.)……
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