• Blackleg (shown above) is more serious this year in some fields, largely due to good early season conditions for infection. Pre-swathing is a good time to clip plants and scout. Some growers are dealing with high levels of green seed this year. High green, along with high heat and dockage, can increase the storage risk…
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  • High levels of blackleg have been found in some canola fields this year. Quite likely blackleg was present the last time canola was grown on these fields but went undetected based on a lack of obvious yield losses. Just before or while swathing are the best times to check plants for blackleg and other diseases. Uninfected parts of the plant…
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