It’s time to face facts: the risks associated with clubroot have become far too great to ignore — no matter where you’re growing canola. In fact, we actually saw an increase of clubroot confirmations in 2018 So, why the increase? For starters, clubroot spores are moving from field to field. As well, use of canola […] Read more
No-till and minimum-till systems both have their advantages and drawbacks, especially when it comes to managing weeds, disease and insects in next season’s crop. Let’s start by looking at the advantages of no-till systems. Right off the bat, they’re great for soil and moisture conservation — particularly when you’re working on lighter, sandier soils. Growers […] Read more
As part of your planning for next season, sit down with your local seed rep and work out a game plan to test drive some new canola seed products on your farm. Here are four reasons why it’s always worth investing the time and effort.
When it comes to your on-farm storage and maintaining canola grain quality, there are some elements you can control — and others you can’t. One area you can influence is the original condition of the canola seed going into your bins. Swathing at the correct stage or straight-cutting will help minimize many of the quality […] Read more
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