Canola School: Swath Timing Decisions on Branched Plants and Big Acres

In a perfect world, all canola fields would have uniform maturity and one large, heavily podded main stem, making swath timing decisions easy peasy. The reality, of course, is that emergence problems, hail events and heat stress can all cause maturity variability, excessive branching or yield-heavy secondary stems that need to be included in the swath timing assessment.

In this Canola School episode, Clint Jurke, with the Canola Council of Canada, walks us through an ideal scouting strategy for determining percent seed colour change (hint: 4-5 plants in 4-5 parts of a field clocking in at 60% seed colour change). He also answers some burning questions like: do I always ignore branches? If I have big acres to cover, how early is too early to start swathing? Plus, Jurke tackles the always popular, “what actually qualifies as ‘seed colour change?'”All that and more in this video below.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CANOLA SCHOOL EPISODES, INCLUDING A DISCUSSION ON STRAIGHT CUT VS SWATHING.

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