• Frost hit many areas of the Prairies on repeated nights over the past week. Emerged crop is at risk, especially delicate cotyledons. Wait 3 or 4 days, then look for regrowth before making any management decisions. Find time each day to scout for insects, weeds and other stand establishment issues. And for growers facing continued……
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  • Peace (B.C. and Alberta): Canola seeding ranges from half to two thirds complete in the east, to 95% complete in the west. Most areas had some rain in the past week, except for the far north. Fairly regular showers are the reason for slower seeding progress in the east. Alberta: Seeding is progressing well. Some……
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  • Early weed control is the most economical. It reduces weed competition for nutrients and moisture, and improves yield potential for canola. In-crop weed control should occur as early as possible. The following article provides application windows for Clearfield, Roundup Ready and Liberty Link matching herbicides…
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  • Take a few extra minutes each day to scout emerged crop for insect damage. It could be a busy spring for flea beetles, and cutworm damage is already reported in parts of Alberta…
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