• Crop planning. Recognize the value of diversity. The more growers do to vary their practices — including rotation of crops, pest control products, and varieties — the harder it will be for diseases, insects and weeds to adapt and increase. This can provide a long-term economic benefit. Check bins and bags. Agronomy surveys show that……
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  • Blackleg resistance is starting to show cracks in some areas where tight canola rotations have become normal practice. This is a reminder that the long-term viability of genetic resistance does require some rotation management on the growers’ part. This may be particularly true for clubroot resistant canola varieties, which have become a key clubroot management tool for growers with heavy…
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  • The success of herbicide tolerant canola technology to control weeds is one reason why canola rotations have tightened. Economical weed control has increased canola profits. But the reduction in crop diversity can allow some weeds (and insects and diseases) adapted to growing with canola to increase in density and intensity. This places increased pressure on the chemical tools used to…
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  • Crop Production Week, Saskatoon, January 9-12. SaskCanola’s meeting is Thursday, January 12. The Canola Council of Canada will join SaskCanola at its booth at the Crop Production Show all week. AgDays, Brandon, January 17-19. Manitoba Canola Growers Association hosts Canola Day on Tuesday, January 17. Farm Tech, Edmonton, January 24-26. Alberta Canola Producers Commission holds……
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