• In this issue, we discuss two topics: Canola variety comparison data and aster yellows. Aster yellows is not usually a major disease of canola, but it was in 2012. In this issue, you’ll find answers to many of the aster yellows questions raised during the October year-in-review meetings…
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  • When you look at Canola Performance Trial data, look at how a variety yields at every site, not just those closest to your farm and not just the overall average. The statistical significance of results increases with more sites analyzed, but digging deeper will show how the variety performed under different stresses, soil types and growing conditions. Read more for…
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  • Sclerotinia and blackleg remain the top two most important canola diseases, but aster yellows are a hot topic after a bad year in 2012. The Canola Council of Canada agronomy team came up with the following 10 questions about aster yellows. Chrystel Olivier, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon, answered them the best she could given what…
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