When temperatures drop below zero degrees in the spring, canola growers cringe at the possibility of a canola stand wipe out. This spring has created some real opportunity for stomachs to turn as some canola stands have faced temperatures as low as minus eight Celsius.
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Troy Prosofsky, Canola Council of Canada does a great job of showing us how to properly evaluate the frost damage to make sure that you understand the decision of whether to re-seed or not. We get deep into the furrow and take a really close look at which plants will survive and which canola plants are dead like Elvis. Evaluating whether the growing point is pinched off or is still viable is a critical evaluation.
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