Canola School – How Do I Know When to Swath?

There really is no substitute for getting into your fields. You hear agronomists constantly banging that drum. That’s because there really is no substitute for getting into your fields. This is especially true when you’re trying to make a decision on when to swath your canola. A drive-by appraisal of the field just won’t cut it. From the outside, canola can look ready but inside can be another story entirely. You need to get a look inside the pods to tell when your canola is truly ready to be swathed or harvested.


In this Canola School, Tiffany Martinka of the Canola Council of Canada guides us through how to properly assess seed colour change in canola and decide when that crop is really ready.

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Shaun Haney

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Could you please find interview someone about dessicating canola.
Keep up the good work.


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