Canola School

  • July 17, 2020

    Canola School: Mapping a control strategy for kochia

    Kochia is a big concern for farmers across the Prairies, primarily because it’s a tough weed to kill, and the population is rife with herbicide resistance. Most farmers are aware of Group 2 resistance — which is old news — but newer Group 9 resistance is cropping up, which further complicates control of this prolific... Read More

  • July 9, 2020

    Canola School: Scouting and spraying for sclerotinia

    We’re starting to see some flowering in canola and with that, scouting for sclerotinia is on the to-do list. Justine Cornelsen, with the Canola Council of Canada, based out of Manitoba, joined Kara Oosterhuis in this latest episode of Canola School. “It comes down to environmental conditions,” says Cornelsen, “Do you have enough moisture? Is... Read More

  • July 3, 2020

    Canola School: Scouting at early flower can really pay off

    Early flowering can be a really good check point for canola crops. Scouting at early flower can be very instructive for what to expect further along in the season, and it’s a great opportunity to see what insects are out there or could develop into an issue later in the season. In this episode of... Read More

  • June 21, 2020

    Canola School: Top tips to keep that sprayer tank clean

    Streaky field patterns usually come down to one thing: sprayer trouble. At the latest Farming Smarter Field School, one of the demonstrations provided a look at how active a herbicide can be at very low concentrations, due to varying thoroughness of sprayer tank clean-out. Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Mark Oostlander, herbicide lead with BASF,... Read More

  • June 17, 2020

    Canola School: Soil armour and the battle against crusting

    A timely rain after seeding can erase plenty of sins, but a pounding rain can do the opposite, and lead to punishment for small canola seedlings that have to break through crusted soil. Crusting has hampered emergence and forced some reseeding in canola fields in parts of Western Canada again this year. Of course, there’s... Read More

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