Agronomy

Pest Surveillance Initiative

FREE BLACKLEG GENE IDENTIFICATION TESTING FOR MCGA MEMBERS ($200 Value)  Harvest is the perfect time to scout your fields for blackleg and collect a sample for testing through the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) Lab. New technology now allows farmers to identify what races of blackleg are present in their fields.  This allows farmers to choose the canola varieties with resistance gene(s) that…

Canola Calculators

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Canola Performance Trials

The 2016 Canola Performance Trials are now available in the searchable database on the CPT online database and in the 2016 CPT booklet (prior to this only the 2016 small plot data was available on both the online database and in the booklet). Canola Performance Trials (CPT) represent the next generation in variety evaluation for Western Canadian canola growers….

Spray To Swath Calculator

Find out how many days you need to leave between pesticide application and cutting. Our export customers have strict regulations on the types of trace residues they allow in canola. Pesticide residues in canola are detectable and tested. Protect the quality of your load and the Canadian canola industry by allowing enough time before harvest….

Verticillium Wilt

Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium longisporum, is a soil-borne fungal disease, which primarily attacks canola and also other members of the family Brassicaceae. The disease can be spread through the movement of soil and seed that contains infested crop debris. Once introduced, the microsclerotia (overwintering and resting structures) produced by the fungus can survive many…

Sclerotinia

Sclerotinia has become a yearly concern for most Manitoba canola growers.  The fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum occurs in all the canola growing areas of Canada, causing stem rot, which is one of the most destructive diseases of canola.  Click link to use the Sclerotinia Treatment Decision Tool put out by Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development. The greater the…

Canola Encyclopedia

The Canola Encyclopedia is a great resource that is broken down into several chapters covering topics including; crop development, field characteristics, crop establishment, crop nutrition, fertilizer management, insects, weeds, diseases, managing harvest and storage management. Click to visit the Canola Encyclopedia

Canola Diagnostic Tool

The Canola Diagnostic Tool is intended to be a screening tool that can help with diagnosing issues in your field. These issues are usually multi-layered and not attributable to a single factor, however the tool will help you arrive at a short list of possible causes. Further consultation with an agronomist or lab analysis can…

Agronomist

Through your levy dollars, Manitoba Canola Grower support and have access to independent, third party agronomists to assist you with canola production inquiries. The Canola Council of Canada’s Crop Production & Innovation Team of agronomy specialists are up to date on the latest canola production research, have a network of expert contacts, and are available to help growers and…

Nitrogen Calculator

This Nitrogen (N) Rate Calculator for spring wheat, barley and canola is a spreadsheet that can be used to evaluate different net return per acre scenarios involving N source and cost, the expected crop price and soil nitrogen (nitrate-N in lb/ac to 24″). The user must select appropriate soil moisture supply categories for wheat and…

Canola Growers Manual

Canola Growers Manual (Canola Encyclopedia) is published by our partners at the Canola Council of Canada with contributions made by the Canola Council agronomy team. The 14 chapters resource covers a variety of topics including:  Seed and Fertilizer Placement Environmental Effects Seed Quality Canola Performance Tool – variety comparisons Seedling Diseases Insects Seed Treatments Seeding…

Insect Monitoring with Prairie Pest Monitoring Network

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network is a helpful resource for information on pests nationwide and is proudly sponsored by Manitoba Canola Grower in partnership with other organizations. They release a weekly report with updates on pests and how they might affect you, as well as other helpful information such as monitoring protocols, risk maps, and a wind…

Clubroot

 Manitoba’s Pest Surveillance Initiative Lab has been running soil samples and has created a Clubroot map that  shows positive clubroot (CR) findings by Rural Municipality in Manitoba. Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease of cruciferous crops. In canola, it causes galls to form on the roots, which ultimately causes premature death of the plant….

Blackleg

Blackleg is a serious disease of canola across all canola growing areas. It requires an integrated management strategy utilizing the best agronomic practices to minimize yield loss and maintain the effectiveness of genetic resistance in our varieties, our most valued management tool. The development of blackleg tolerant varieties have provided canola growers in western Canada…

Canola Watch

Canola Watch is a free, unbiased, timely and research focused publication put out by the Canola Council of Canada. Delivered directly to your inbox this resource covers topics including crop and weather updates, insect updates, weed management, scouting tips and more. Read the lastest issue or sign up today. 

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