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6 strategies to manage weeds in pulse crops

From tillage to pre-seed and pre-emergent herbicide applications in pulses

Pulse crop growers face unique challenges in terms of managing weed populations in their crop. Not only are pulse crops less competitive, there are limited choices for pre-seed and in-crop herbicide applications, compared to canola and corn. Plan ahead to manage weed populations and resistance using the tools available. There are many choices for grassy […] Read more

Four tips to help prevent crop diseases

Growers know which diseases exist in their fields and how to manage them, especially widespread diseases like sclerotinia, blackleg and clubroot in canola. However, changing management practices have altered the prevalence of many diseases, leading to an increase in frequency and affected areas due to over-reliance on genetics rather than good management practices. Growers should […] Read more

Midge scouting in canola

Scouting is an important component of management. If you don’t know what’s in your field, you can’t evaluate what control measures to use. Yearly scouting is needed to assess what pests exist in fields, as populations don’t always remain constant. For example, in 2016 there were higher counts of cutworm but lower incidence of Bertha […] Read more