Tag: CanoLAB

CanoLAB Wraps Up West Tour, Heads to Brandon for Season Finale

There’s something unique about an event with live plants and insects, that allows producers the opportunity to have their hands in warm soil in February. And, that’s exactly what CanoLAB offered attendees, for its fifth year running. “CanoLAB is a really fantastic, hands-on, interactive canola agronomy experience,” Autumn Barnes explained to RealAgriculture, after the Lethbridge… Read more »

Canola School: Helping Beneficial Insects Feel at Home

As canola moves into flower, farmers are doing a great job scouting, scouting and doing more scouting. If you’re like most farmers, though, seeing insects immediately raises a red flag. While, yes, there are several pest species of note in the canola crop, not everything that moves or crawls on the crop is a pest…. Read more »

Canola School: Basing Seeding Rates on Thousand Kernel Weight

Are you seeding your canola at 5lb/ac? Unless your seed rate was calculated based on that seed lot’s thousand kernel weight (TKW), you may be losing yield potential, as plant numbers decline with increasing seed size. Angela Brackenreed, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, suggests re-calibrating when the TKW of a seed lot… Read more »

CanoLAB Picture-Quiz Answer Sheet

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a CanoLAB Quiz on our Facebook page, to test our readers’ knowledge of various problems they might encounter in a canola field. I’m not going to say I was overly impressed by the outcome of the quiz, but the few people who participated had far more fun than I… Read more »