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Don’t Seed These Canola Varieties

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play a role in keeping canola export ready.” Growers must keep deregistered canola varieties out of fields this spring, says Arvel Lawson, program manager for crop production with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play […] Read more

Steer clear of deregistered canolas: CCC

Growers must keep deregistered canola varieties out of fields this spring, according to crop production program manager Arvel Lawson of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play a role in keeping canola export ready,” Lawson said in a council release Thursday. “Each and every load […] Read more


Have you checked your bins of canola lately?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Though canola harvest is done and temperatures are dropping outside, it is still critical to keep an eye on stored canola. “This is not the time to relax when it comes to binned canola,” says Matt Stanford, Canola Council agronomy specialist. “We have already received reports of bins heating, even though most canola went into […] Read more

Hit weeds hardest in post-harvest window: CCC

Post-harvest spraying is a great opportunity to control perennial weeds and winter annuals. Effective control this fall, while the weather co-operates on much of the Prairies, will prevent these weeds from robbing fields of moisture and nutrients early next spring, according to the Canola Council of Canada. “With high input costs, making sure nutrients are […] Read more


Store high-oil canola cool, dry: CCC

While it’s always important to condition harvested canola crops down to storage-safe temperature and moisture levels in the fall, it’s even more critical in years such as this when the crop’s oil content is expected to be quite high, according to the Canola Council of Canada. “We have all heard that oil and water don’t […] Read more

Canola growers should wait for “average” colour

Many canola growers will face crops at two or more stages of development when it comes time to swath this year. The most profitable approach is to hold off swathing until sufficient average seed colour change has taken place, said David Vanthuyne, an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada at Watrous, Sask. But […] Read more


Wait before reseeding frostbitten canola: CCC

Canola growers in several areas of the Prairies who woke up to frost-damaged crops this morning should wait at least four days to assess damage before taking drastic action. The Canola Council of Canada on Tuesday advised canola growers to wait a minimum of four days, because plant recovery depends on frost severity and subsequent […] Read more

Hybrid canolas need fertilizer, price aside: CCC

Canola growers who cut their fertilizer rates with the high price of crop nutrients in mind may end up cutting their profits, the Canola Council of Canada warns. With spring fertilizer prices at or close to record highs for most products, growers may be tempted to reduce fertilizer rates on their canola for this coming […] Read more