• Carpet of weeds. It seems like they’re all emerging at once, as shown in this photo from Anastasia Kubinec with MAFRD. Early control significantly lowers the economic risk. Broadcasting live! Broadcast seeding comes with higher risks, but it covers a lot of acres fast. Got tips to share? TKO for TSW. We’re not saying seed weight isn’t important, but many…
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  • Three questions: 1. Neil Harker, research scientist with AAFC in Lacombe, Alberta, says to provide “high yield protection” weed control should ideally occur before the ______ stage of the crop. 2. Integrated weed management uses various methods to keep weeds below economically-damaging levels. Of the following four points, three are proven principles of integrated weed management. Which one is NOT?…
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  • More growers may have skipped the pre-seed burnoff this year — given that weed emergence was delayed with the cool start to spring and because growers wanted to get seeding. But the weeds are coming. Warmer temperatures and good moisture have inspired emergence of “carpets” of weeds in some fields. These weeds will have a tremendous impact on canola yield…
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  • The Canola Council of Canada’s Ultimate Canola Challenge will run trials at 15 sites across the Prairies, testing various crop input products currently on the market. The intent is to see if there is anything above and beyond the crop nutrition best management practices (BMPs) that will help growers increase yields and return on investment. It will help growers make…
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