• Rain in the western Prairies has increased optimism, especially in the Peace River region, central Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan that needed rain. But wet fields will delay timely weed control in all regions. Aerial spraying may be the best option to get weeds controlled before the crop outgrows the safe stage for application. Moisture……
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  • Peace Region (B.C. and Alberta): Welcome rains of 2” to 5” fell across most of the region early this week. Rains bypassed the northern Peace region and fields in that area are experiencing some drought stress. Alberta: Rain blanketed Alberta, with a few tenths to 2” in the south and an average of 2” in……
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  • Label application windows: Glyphosate: Anytime up to and including the 6-leaf stage of canola. Liberty: Cotyledon stage up to the early bolting stage of canola. Odyssey/Absolute: 2- to 6-leaf stage of canola…
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  • Sclerotinia spores will be everywhere this year after widespread infection across the Prairies last year. If fields are moist at the time of flowering, and canola has yield potential of 35 bu./ac. or more, then it will probably pay to spray a fungicide to limit sclerotinia losses. The message this week is to consider the threat and budget for action…
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