September 2019 Issue - Canola Digest
The Editor's Desk

Change it

The saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t work for weeds. People promoting effective weed management have their own expression that is pretty much the exact opposite. Tammy Jones, weed specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, shared the catchphrase for a Canola Watch article back in June. “If something is working, change it.” Jones credited...
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Alberta Bulletin

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve as directors on the Board of Directors for a 3-year term. This year, directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, and 10. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within...
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Saskatchewan Bulletin

The Canadian recommendation is for farmers to grow clubroot-resistant (CR) varieties as part of a holistic clubroot farm management plan. The CR trait will prevent most infection, which will help to keep spore counts low in fields that already have lower counts. With fewer resting spores in the soil, the risk of building up new...
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Manitoba Bulletin

Canola Eat Well director Ellen Pruden (left) and Manitoba Canola Growers director Curtis McRae (right) cook with Great Tastes of Manitoba host Dez Daniels. The CTV show celebrates 30 years. Great Tastes of Manitoba is a long-standing collaboration between commodity groups and the Manitoba Government. It’s the longest running cooking show in Canada. But it...
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Harvest Losses can be “that bad!”

Challenging harvest conditions or combine mismanagement can push canola harvest losses as high as 10 per cent of yield. This article will explain how to check for losses and how to set the combine to reduce losses.

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