• Visit the new Canola Performance Trials website to see third-party comparisons from small plot and field scale plots across the Canadian Prairies. Also, remember to grow only registered varieties…
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  • Canola Performance Trial data, which compares new varieties against current industry leaders in small and field scale plots, will be released within the next few weeks in print and on the Canola Council of Canada website. For growers eager to make early booking decisions, this article provides some other sources for variety performance information…
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  • Seed companies encourage growers to return unused unopened bags of canola seed. That way the seed company can ensure that seed is stored properly to maintain its high quality. Growers get their money back. At least one company has a deadline of June 30, so if you have seed to return, you may want to check right away…
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  • Growers who plan to rotate between canola systems for improved weed control or to try a different variety as part of a blackleg management plan may want to book seed soon. That way they can be sure to get a variety that fits the plan. Although growing conditions in 2011 will strongly influence which weeds……
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  • Growers who seeded clubroot-resistant hybrids should know that low-level infection — up to 8% of plants — is normal for these hybrids. These off-types will be scattered uniformly through the stand. If resistant hybrids have levels higher than this, a patch of susceptible volunteers is the most likely reason. Volunteer canola densities can easily exceed……
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