• 1. Keep an eye out for insects. The CCC Insect Scouting Guide can help with identifying pest and beneficial insects. Pod damage from insects, including lygus, bertha armyworm and diamondback moth larvae, tends to be the most costly damage at this time of year. That’s because plants well into pod stage are getting out of flowering — and once flowering…
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  • The later hail occurs in the season, the more damage it can do to yield. While canola can keep flowering to compensate from hail that occurs during flowering, hail at the late pod stage can result in unrecoverable yield loss. (The damage to the pod in this photo is minor but could still affect yield if seeds are damaged or…
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  • Does rain at flowering change the sclerotinia risk and economic return from a fungicide? It could if (1) it results in a dramatic increase in yield potential, (2) if it happens at early flowering so the disease has enough time to cause yield-robbing levels of infection (and the fungicide window is still open) and (3)……
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