• It will be a busy week of seeding in Alberta and western Saskatchewan as long as the weather holds. Soils are warm and seeds are germinating quickly. Rain delays continue in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, but growers are reminded that canola seeded this week or next week will still have high yield potential. Many growers……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Some growers have started seeding, and most growers will start before the end of the week. Alberta: Seeding is underway and the province looks set for a busy week in the fields. Alberta crop report. Saskatchewan: Western Saskatchewan should see a lot of land seeded this week. Eastern Saskatchewan continues wet……
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  • Given the importance of a good seed bed for canola, it may be worth waiting an extra day or two for fields to dry out some more instead of rushing to seed canola into or onto mud. Try the drill first to assess the seed placement situation before choosing the broadcast option — which can be especially risky on no-till…
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  • Before growers take steps to encourage earlier maturity (some of which may hamper yield potential), they should first calculate whether these measures are necessary. Canola seeded any time in May has a good chance of reaching maturity. If growers decide that measures to hasten maturity are warranted, here are steps to consider:…
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