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The affected canola plants had parts of their stems pinched off and were kinked over about six inches from the top. Symptomatic plants and others around them also had purpling leaves.

Crop advisor casebook: Why the deformed canola and purpling leaves?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the March 9, 2021 issue of Grainews

In mid-July, I received a call from Carl, a grain farmer located near Onoway, Alta., who was concerned about disfigured canola plants in one of his fields. “It’s not a disaster yet and it seems to be happening in just one field, but I’d like to solve the issue before it gets any worse,” he […] Read more

The canola crop looked patchy. Some areas were coming up well, whereas others had only volunteer barley from the previous year.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: Why isn’t this canola coming up?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the September 26, 2017 issue of Grainews

John owns a mixed grain and cattle operation near Pincher Creek, Alta. On May 2, 2016, he approached me about one of his canola fields, which he thought wasn’t germinating properly. “There are areas with no canola at all, just volunteer grain,” he said. “I think I have cutworm issues.” I drove out to John’s […] Read more