• Three questions with visuals and tips that will augment your early season scouting, including "The cotyledon on the left is likely to die. Why?"…
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  • The questions for this week: 1. Flea beetles have been feeding on these cotyledons. What percentage of these leaves are considered defoliated? 2. Cutworm damage tends to be in patches. But lots of damage can occur in patches, including herbicide carryover, seedling diseases, so scouting is essential. What is the best way to scout for cutworms? 3. Why is this…
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  • Three questions: 1. Neil Harker, research scientist with AAFC in Lacombe, Alberta, says to provide “high yield protection” weed control should ideally occur before the ______ stage of the crop. 2. Integrated weed management uses various methods to keep weeds below economically-damaging levels. Of the following four points, three are proven principles of integrated weed management. Which one is NOT?…
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  • Three questions on seeding date: 1. Say canola seeded on May 1 has 100% of its yield potential. After what seeding date does canola yield potential drop below 80% of its May 1 level? 2. Growers have methods to help late-seeded crops mature earlier. Of the four choices below, three are legit, and one is not. Which choice will NOT…
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  • Can you go four for four? Here are the questions: 1. One gram of soil, less a sugar cube’s worth, from a heavily clubroot-infested field could have how many clubroot spores? 2. Considering the answer to question 1, how many canola plants could be infected with clubroot if that one gram of heavily infested soil was sprinkled over an entire…
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