• With most canola seeded and starting to emerge across the western Prairies, scouting becomes a top priority. This is a canola crop’s most vulnerable stage, and through scouting you can address threats early. Some growers in Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan are taking desperate measures to seed canola. This includes aerial seeding. Unless you can get……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Seeding is 90-95% complete. Emergence is generally good, but some canola seed is stranded in dust and waiting for rain. Flea beetles are all over the region, and some growers have started to spray. Alberta: Seeding is 85-95% complete. Northeast Alberta needs rain while the central and south regions have adequate……
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  • If wild oats are the one problem weed in a Liberty Link canola field, one option is to apply a grassy weed product (Centurion or Select) alone while waiting for emergence of other weeds prior to the Liberty application. But walk the field and take a close look at the weed spectrum before making this decision to ensure that delaying…
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  • In cool cloudy conditions, weed growth is slower and herbicide efficacy may be lower. Cool humid conditions are also prime conditions for herbicide injury to the crop. The leaf cuticle (waxy layer) is thinner allowing more rapid uptake of herbicide into the plant and cool conditions reduce the speed at which the herbicide is inactivated in the crop. This can…
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