• Canola growers should use clubroot-resistant (CR) canola varieties and extend their rotation to canola once every three years. But which CR variety should they use? The long list of CR canola varieties available in Western Canada is posted and updated regularly in the “Control clubroot” section at clubroot.ca. Varieties with asterisks (**) beside the name……
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  • Seed size, given as thousand seed weight (TSW) in grams, will influence the seeding rate required to achieve a target stand. Studies show that seed sizes typical of current seed lots do not have any significant effect on emergence, yield or seed quality…
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  • Farmers have three good reasons to take chronically unprofitable acres out of annual crop production: (1) Stop spending money on acres that don’t provide a return. (2) Non-farmed spaces can increase yields for cropped acres. (3) Slow the proliferation of weeds and disease…
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  • Reports of heated canola have trickled through all winter. High moisture seed and dockage, as well as green seed can increase the storage risk for canola. Please check bins. If they are at risk, farmers can take advantage of colder days to aerate or turn the bins by removing a few loads and putting them back on top…
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