Canola School: Dealing With Abnormal Rainfall and Temperatures


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Okay I will say it…..this spring has been a real challenge.  Crop staging is quite varied.  We have plants battling frosty conditions and there is thousands of acres that have not been planted yet.

If have crop up it feels like it is standing still in the water or colder temperatures and if you are waiting for the rain to stop so you can finish seeding you have other concerns.  There is many questions flying around coffee shops…Can I speed up my airseeder because its almost June….will my nitrogen leach……how tolerant to frost is my newly emerged canola plants…..should my seeding rate change based on the time of year?

I talked to Matt Stanford, a farmer and agronomist in Southern Alberta about these questions to try and get you some answers as you face this increasingly difficult spring. My first question to Matt was because we are up against a late spring, can I start seeding faster and what am I compromising.

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