Seeding equipment continues to get larger and larger which allows for more acres to be covered in a day. Even with the larger equipment some farmers still find it hard to control the speed of the tractor just so they can say that they covered so many acres in a day. Everyone needs to remember… Read More
A famous saying is that, “Knowledge is power.” One of the ways that we acquire knowledge is through research. We must engage research in order to make sure that we continue to learn and improve on the way we did things yesterday. Denice Maurice is the Vice President of Crop Production at Canola Council of… Read More
It seems that trade issues are at the forefront right now in Canadian agriculture. We have country of origin labelling (COOL) and a volatile Canadian dollar to keep us busy. We now also have a serious situation in China where the Chinese have decided Canadian canola may be not fit to enter Chinese ports without… Read More
This year, perhaps more than ever, swath timing is critical for all varieties of canola. With the cold soil temperatures and dry spring and summer, there are many canola fields in Alberta and across Western Canada that are in a variety of stages and maturing at different times. Multistaged canola can make it difficult to… Read More
In this edition of the canola school Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada breaks down the issue of lygus bugs and their impact on the canola crop. Knowing the correct timing for spraying is very important in terms of lygus bugs.
When the canola canopy is thick and moisture is abundant applying fungicide is necessary. Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada helps you go through the process of why or why not in terms of applying fungicide this season. See more of the Canola School
Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada takes a close look at what bugs we find in the bug sweep net. Cabbage seed pod weevils and lygus bugs can cause real havoc on the canola crop and Matt helps you identify them.
Finding out what pests are in your canola field starts with sweeping for bugs. It is essential that you do it correctly if you want to monitor the threshold levels. Matt Stanford demonstrates the proper technique in the following video.
Early irrigation management is very important to achieving yield targets. Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada, provides great insight into how to properly manage your irrigation early on. Matt demonstrates the proper way to check for moisture and how to manage your wheel moves or pivots.
Weed Identification is key before you spray your canola crop. Depending on whether you have a glyphosate, liberty or clearfield tolerant variety, your spraying strategy may be different depending on what weeds are in the field. In this edition of the Canola School Matt Stanford of the Canola Council talks about how forming a spraying strategy is… Read More
Plant stand is very important and in this segment of the Canola School, Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada talks post seeding evaluation work that needs to be done. Matt also talks about some of the adversity canola growers have been experiencing this year with seeding and plant stands across Western Canada. If… Read More
In this segment of our Canola School, Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada discusses how you should be caring for the canola seed you purchased. Matt talks about why you should keep a seed sample and a blue tag from every lot of seed to help you if issues arise. I tell customers… Read More
In this segment Matt Stanford walks us through the key points in field selection, the proper canola seeding speed and obtaining the proper seeding rate. All three things are key factors in getting a great stand. In canola growing, cutting corners can cause pain through the growing season.
Before you ever leave the farm yard you better must make sure that your drill is ready for planting. Too many farmers across North America don’t go through the final checks to make sure that canola planting will be a success. In this video Matt Stanford from the Canola Council of Canada walks us through… Read More
Starting this week we will be launching a very special series called Canola School. Along with Matt Stanford of the Canola Council of Canada, we will feature an assortment of videos and features on growing canola through the season. From pre planting tips to a post harvest regiment, Matt and I will guide you to… Read More