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Canola plants in a low part of one field looked stunted and were dropping flowers.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: Canola crop puzzle

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the March 3, 2015 issue of Grainews

Joe, who grows canola, wheat and barley at his farm near Spring Coulee, Alta., called me in July to alert me to a problem with one of his crops. His canola in some areas of the field wasn’t doing well, and he had been told by a retailer that poor seed might be to blame. […] Read more


Byron, a Welling-area producer, called me last May, concerned about the yellow patches he’d found in his barley field. “I’m unsure what’s causing it. Given the spring we’ve had, it could be caused by frost or excess water, chemical damage or leaf disease,” said Byron. He asked me to pay a visit to his operation […] Read more


In May of last year, I received a call from an Alberta farmer with 5,000 acres of barley, wheat, canola and alfalfa. Concerned about the yellow patches appearing in his barley field, Byron asked me to visit his operation to take a look. He first noticed the problem at the edge of his field bordering […] Read more