Sept. 14, 2011 – Issue 24

By: Canola Council  09-12-2011

If you check too early after a frost, the full extent of frost damage may not be evident. The crop may look undamaged that morning but by lunch time, wilting, desiccation and pod splitting may begin. If you scout early and then not again, you may underestimate the damage and miss a chance to swath now to save some of the yield.

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Oct. 5, 2011 — Issue 26

If clubroot is present but undetected, then growers, custom operators and whomever else visits the field can spread infested soil throughout the farm and to neighboring farms that much faster. Growers in fringe areas where clubroot is at low levels or has not yet been detected are encouraged to check their fields. Two cases of clubroot have been confirmed in Saskatchewan.


Nov. 2, 2011 – Issue 27

General benefits include reduced fuel use, reduced soil erosion, higher soil moisture reserves, and a general increase in profitability. Growers have made great strides in advancing no tillage and conservation tillage practices.


Sept. 21, 2011 – Issue 25

Post harvest weed control can be a valuable step in preparing fields for canola next year, especially if winter annuals and perennials are present in high numbers. Here are some tips to improve the success of fall weed control in fields planned for canola in 2012.