• The later hail occurs in the season, the more damage it can do to yield. Canola can keep flowering to compensate from hail that occurs during flowering. And plants that were past flowering can start to regrow, going through flowering stages again. But these very late plants often cannot mature in time. Hail on flowering……
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  • Farmers will not likely find a drought-protection product that works – other than rain. If you hear of any rescue products (we don’t know of any that are proven), you may want to put it through your own in-field trial. Leave check strips and take them to yield to see if the product provided an……
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  • UCC 2014 at CMCDC is a canola production trial intended to showcase three styles of input/cost management. Each treatment will have different cost of production budgets to work with, reflecting corresponding yield goals and a set selling price of the canola. A “winner” will be determined at the end of the season based on return on investment (ROI). The photo…
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  • This is a companion file for the Canola Diagnostic Tool. The diagnostic tool asks questions to come up with a short list of potential causes for an observed problem in a canola field. The more questions you answer, the more refined the search. Going through this checklist ahead of time will make answering the questions easier and more accurate…
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  • Herbicide performance is on a sliding scale depending on the weather. Cloudy days with highs of 10 C after a night near 0 C will tend to result in herbicide performance at the low end. Sunny days with highs of 15 C after a night of 3 C will provide improved control. Sunny days with highs of 20 to 25…
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  • Canola growers and agronomists facing last minute seed and fertilizer purchases, and who are wondering about seeding rates for large-sized seed, will benefit from a Canola Council of Canada (CCC) webinar this Thursday. The one-hour webinar, called “Seeding for Success,” is May 3, at 9:00 a.m. CDT…
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