• Growers who have decided to straight combine some of their canola may be considering pre-harvest weed control or desiccation, particularly in fields with uneven or late maturity. While these products can hasten dry down of mature plants, they will kill any immature ones. It is also important to understand that these products are not designed……
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  • If planning weed control post-harvest, be certain that the herbicide is registered to be used ahead of canola next year. Be familiar with recropping restrictions. Several products leave a residue that can affect canola germination and emergence next spring. The dry soil conditions present in parts of the prairies will be more conducive to herbicide……
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  • Soil testing is a very useful tool in order to assess required fertility levels for next year. The proper sample time in the fall is after the soil surface temperature drops to less than 7°C. At this temperature, soil processes such as mineralization (breakdown of soil organic matter into plant available nutrients) that cause changes……
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  • This is the final Canola Watch report for the 2009 season. The Canola Council of Canada would like to sincerely thank everyone for their input and participation throughout the season. The 2009 season certainly has been challenging and we hope the weekly Watch reports have been informative and have helped with some of the tough……
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