• Turn on the aeration fans and leave them on. A lot of canola went into bins hot, and one crusher has already received some 2011 canola with 18% heated seed. With hot weather forecast again this week for some areas, conditioning canola is a top priority. Wait a few hours after a frost before making……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): The entire region had rain the past few days, with 1” to 1.5” general across the north and less elsewhere. Some fields in the east have standing water — again. Most canola in the Peace is swathed. General combining is still a few days away, except in the north where combining……
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  • Post harvest weed control can be a valuable step in preparing fields for canola next year, especially if winter annuals and perennials are present in high numbers. Dandelions and thistles, for example, move a lot of energy into their roots this time of year, so fall is an effective time to control these weeds. Here are some tips to improve…
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  • A lot of Prairie canola is in a serious storage situation. A crusher has already received one load of 2011 canola with 18% heated kernels. The canola was combined only three weeks ago and was binned dry — but at 30 C or more. Excess heat is dangerous. The Prairies have had two heat waves during this harvest and some…
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