• Moist conditions increase the sclerotinia stem rot risk. High humidity (even if it doesn’t rain) can promote apothecia to release higher levels of sclerotinia ascospores. Ideal timing for sclerotinia spraying is at 20% to 50% bloom. Growers with hailed, late or thin poor looking crop are looking at fertilizer top up or other treatments to……
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  • Peace: Weather has been showery and cool, with temperatures rarely over 20 C. Wind is helping to dry out saturated fields. The north region has still not received meaningful precipitation. Most crops are at early bolt and bud stages. Alberta: Crop is rapidly advancing with warm weather and good moisture. Spotty hail across the central region.……
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  • A crop needs 40 to 60 frost free days after the start of flowering to reach maturity. That takes us to late August or early September if the crop is flowering today. If a late crop is still two or three weeks from flowering, it is already at high risk of fall frost damage which could negate any economic benefit…
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