• Issues of the week May 19, 2010 — After a week of full-out seeding, canola seeded early last week is already emerging. Weed control is critical, especially if growers didn’t do a pre-seed burnoff. Weeds, including volunteer canola, have been emerging over the past month, in many cases, and some plants are large. Control only……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Seeding will wrap up shortly in most areas. The earliest seeded canola has emerged, but many fields are still just germinating and haven’t poked through the surface. Dry conditions are a concern in the central and east areas especially. Alberta: In the southern region, seeding progress is nearing half way, but……
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  • Sulphate fertilizer supplies are just keeping up with the demand. If your supplier runs out of sulphate when you are seeding, don’t panic. You can broadcast ammonium sulphate up to the four leaf stage as an alternative to delaying seeding. In fields where volunteer cereals are emerged ahead of the broadleaf weeds and the crop,……
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  • Canola volunteers are a weed that should be controlled ahead of your canola crop. CleanStart is the only pre-seed burnoff registered for use ahead of canola that can control Roundup Ready volunteers. There has been lot of interest in using Clean Start as a pre-seed burnoff, most likely due to producers pushing rotations. CleanStart is……
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  • Troy Prosofsky, CCC agronomy specialist in southern Alberta, is getting this question a lot. Southern Alberta often seeds canola about two weeks before everyone else on the Prairies, and by mid to late May growers are wondering whether to skip canola and plant barley instead. To answer the question whether it’s too late, consider the……
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