Tag: Ralph Lange

A Preview: CanoLAB in Pictures

Alberta’s CanoLAB kicked off this week in Olds, Alberta. The event was jam-packed with hands-on sessions involving disease, frost, insects, inputs and Olympics coverage — oh, that last bit was over lunch: totally legit. If you missed CanoLAB this year, following are some photos for your perusal (plus Saskatchewan and Manitoba have yet to host… Read more »

Canola School: Lodged, Dead or Thin Canola Stands — Scouting for Blackleg & More

There’s a lot you can learn from late season scouting of canola. Not only is this prime insect feeding time, it’s also when disease development reaches its peak. Prematurely ripened areas in a field should be a giant red flag to any farmer or agronomist. What are you looking for? It could be sclerotinia, blackleg,… Read more »

Canola School: Is it Blackleg? Tips for Identification & Management

Sclerotinia gets so much attention, you’d think it was the only disease canola succumbed to. While there are many reasons to brush up on sclerotinia management, doing so at the expense of watching and managing for blackleg is a recipe for a slow-building disaster. While canola varieties do have resistance to several strains of the… Read more »