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The barren patches in Trent’s canola field were much larger than I expected. He was convinced they were the work of cutworms.

Crop advisor casebook: Did cutworms carve off these 80 acres of canola?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the August 25, 2020 issue of Grainews

Trent is a grain farmer in Wroxton, Sask., who called me last year in early July to tell me about an unusual problem — the canola in one of his fields was, quite literally, starting to disappear. “I’m missing a whole bunch of plants here,” he said. “Last week the crop looked great, and this […] Read more

Chad contacted me about malformed pods on the upper portion of his glyphosate-tolerant canola plants.

Crop advisor casebook: What caused the malformed pods in Chad’s canola crop?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 13, 2018 issue of Grainews

Chad, who owns a mixed grain and cattle farm near Togo, Sask., noticed something was not quite right with his canola crop. It was early August 2016 when Chad contacted me about malformed pods on the upper portion of his glyphosate-tolerant canola plants. “The pods don’t look right,” he said. “They’re all twisted up and […] Read more