Canola School

  • May 21, 2020

    Canola School: Economic thresholds aren’t just for insects

    Many farmers are familiar with consulting economic threshold charts when it comes time to control insects, but many may be surprised to learn that there are economic thresholds for other pests, too. Gregory Sekulic, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, explains in this Canola School episode that although spraying is an important tool,... Read More

  • May 16, 2020

    Canola School: Extra time spent at seeding pays dividends all season long

    When it comes to stress on a canola crop, there are two ‘buckets’ that it can fall into: abiotic stress and biotic stress. Biotic stressors can include things such as harmful insects — flea beetles, for example — and abiotic stressors have to do with factors dealing with the environment, such as frost. This time... Read More

  • April 28, 2020

    Canola School: Managing herbicide resistance through spray management

    Often when we think of herbicide resistance, as producers, we think it means we have to stop spraying certain products completely. This is not always the case, and as Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101 and AgriMetrix explains in our latest Canola School episode, why and how you can take some extra steps from the sprayer... Read More

  • April 24, 2020

    Canola School: Why spring harvest is a different beast than combining in fall

    Spring harvest is underway in Western Canada, in canola fields that were left in the field due to wet conditions last fall. For growers who haven’t combined canola in spring before, there are some significant differences between harvesting in fall versus spring notes Shawn Senko, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, in this... Read More

  • April 22, 2020

    Canola School: Pre-seeding scouting can help identify blackleg risk

    Most producers that grow canola are well aware of blackleg and the damage the disease can inflict on a canola crop. However, when we think of scouting for blackleg, we often think of clipping canola plants later on in the season when the disease is evident in stems. Believe it or not, blackleg is a... Read More

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