Bertha armyworm near economic thresholds

Hot, dry weather has been favorable for bertha armyworm numbers. Some growers in Manitoba, eastern Saskatchewan and the Peace River region have already sprayed. All growers should scout canola fields immediately.

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Canola biodiesel reaches milestone

Canada’s canola industry is celebrating a milestone in the development of Canada’s biodiesel industry as the two percent renewable content requirement in diesel fuel sold in Canada comes into force July 1, 2011.

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Lygus threat minimal at bug stage

Lygus bugs are feeding on canola in the Peace River region, but insecticide control at the bud stage is rarely effective or economical. Under good growing conditions, canola can grow through this early damage without any yield loss. Instead of spraying, step up monitoring and proper sweep net sampling and be ready to take action at the pod stage if necessary.

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