• Peace region (B.C. and Alberta): South, central and western Peace regions, including B.C., are very dry. Seeding is underway, despite the frost risk, as many growers are worried they will lose what little moisture they have if they don’t seed soon. Alberta: In southern Alberta, many areas got rain the past few days and more……
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  • —Watch John Mayko’s webinar on “Top 10 agronomy tips before you start seeding”  and Doug Moisey’s webinar “Canola stand establishment – Getting the crop off to a great start”  on the Alberta Canola Producers Commission website. Click here for instructions to get set up to watch. —Some growers still have last year’s harvest to combine.  Because……
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  • With the rains last week, many regions have good topsoil moisture plus three to four feet of subsurface moisture. That means crop nutrients, not moisture, could be the limiting factor for yield. With fertilizer prices back in line this year, fertilizing to match yield potential can be an effective way to maximize profitability. Applying all……
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  • Step 1. Start 100 feet or more behind where you stopped the seeder or walk over to the previously seeded pass. You want to check seed depth where the drill would have been moving at full speed. That way the seed measurement will accurately reflect what the drill is doing. Step 2. Use a seed……
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  • While the recommended rotation for disease management is to seed canola once every four years, more growers are using a three-year or two-year rotation. This year we’ve heard more talk of canola on canola. This can cause a rapid build up of disease inoculum in the field, especially for clubroot and blackleg. With tight rotations, canola……
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  • Growers need to check their bins and grain-storage bags, even if canola was dry when it went in. With the warmer than usual April, many areas report some level of heating in storage facilities. When spring sunshine warms the outside of the bin, warm air moves up near the outside wall and down through the centre of the grain……
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