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Although there was lots of green in the field, some areas were patchy where the plant stand was thin. In other spots, entire rows were missing plants. There was no obvious pattern.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: What’s attracting seagulls to this canola field?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the January 23, 2018 issue of Grainews

Paul, who farms 3,500 acres north of Camrose, Alta., was convinced cutworms were taking a bite out of his canola crop. It was mid-June last year when he noticed his canola plant stand was thin. Also, many seagulls were circling the field. He thought cutworms were attracting the birds, as well as damaging his crop […] Read more