Why Early Scouting for Blackleg Matters More Than You Think

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Here’s a little tidbit for you: if you’re scouting canola at the 2- to 4-leaf stage and spot blackleg lesions it’s already likely too late to spray. What’s more, a fungicide application later in the season is also likely a waste of money and time, even if symptoms are severe, because the yield loss has already occurred. Have I inspired you to scout early yet? I’m guessing not, and you’re not alone. (Click here to see what you’re looking for.) If you’re like many of the people who attended last week’s blackleg field day near Portage la Prairie, you’re probably…

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