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April 5, 2017 – Issue #4
Vincent Hervet leads an insects session at canoLAB Alberta at Lakeland College, Vermilion. Photo Credit: Gregory Sekulic
Highlights from canoLAB 2017canoLAB is one of the Canola Council of Canada’s premier agronomy events, offered in each Prairie province in partnership with the canola grower organizations. Key topics for 2017 included:
Set a target stand. Current canola hybrids can reach their yield potential with populations as low as 4 to 6 plants per square foot, but these plants must be uniform, healthy and protected through to harvest. Growers may find that higher populations reduce the risk of yield loss due to plant loss from insects, disease, frost and other causes throughout the season. The tools at canolacalculator.ca can help set a target stand and appropriate seeding rate.
Refine your disease ID skills. Blackleg and root rots are often confused when assessing the base of the stem for disease. Continuous scouting is needed throughout the growing season to properly diagnosis and identify symptoms within the crop.
READ MORE for many more canoLAB 2017 highlights, photos and links.
Ultimate Canola Challenge trials. AAFC research into habitat and pollinators. University of Calgary research on landscape features and their effect on yield. Validation of lygus and flea beetle thresholds. READ MORE
The carnival-like event has games, food and fun to make plot tours and agronomy messages more interesting and memorable. Join us in June! READ MORE
This report is supported by each of the provincial canola grower associations. For more information on some of their activities, check out the following links:
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC) has a free e-newsletter called Alberta Canola Connections. Visit albertacanola.com and click the sign-up icon on the right site of the homepage.
Stay connected with the Manitoba Canola Growers by signing up for their Canola Crush Newsletter at www.canolagrowers.com
SaskCanola has a free e-newsletter called SaskCanola Update. Visit www.saskcanola.com and click the sign-up icon on the right side of the homepage to stay connected.
Peace River Agriculture Development Fund, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture & Lands, sponsors Peace River region coverage. For canola activities in British Columbia, visit B.C. Grain Producers Association at www.bcgrain.com.