Taking off a crop of volunteer Roundup Ready canola will be allowed this year, but only if certain conditions are met, Monsanto’s spokeswoman tells us in Friday’s CropWatch.
“This is a special case exception for the 2011 crop year and is directed at allowing those farmers to harvest a volunteer canola crop if they are otherwise unable to get into the field to plant a new crop and/or spray out their volunteers,” Trish Jordan told the Manitoba Co-operator’s Allan Dawson.
Farmers, however, will still have to register and pay a technology fee of $16.34 a acre. Click here to see Allan’s full CropWatch post.
Among other items in Friday’s CropWatch:
- Ken Coles polls farmers during a crop walk in southern Alberta to find out what they’re seeing in their fields.
- The Canola Council of Canada reminds growers that their crop can be “particularly sensitive to herbicide residues,” and water alone may not be enough to rinse out your sprayer tank.
- Alberta Agriculture’s Scott Meers discusses the pest situation in the province.
- AARD’s Toso Bozic reminds growers to keep at least one eye on pests and disease in their woodlots and shelterbelts.
- The Western Forum on Pest Management files a report on what the wind may be blowing in.
Are there other reports you’d like to see in the CropWatch feature? Let us know. That said, what you’ve seen or done in your fields so far this year might also help make the difference between a yield and a wreck for someone else.
Keep us posted on crop progress, unusual weather or pest problems in your area, as well as any questions you may have about a particular problem in the fields.