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A storage plan for winter-to-summer weather changes

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Key result: Leave it, aerate it or turn it? If canola in the bin is dry and cold coming out of winter, then just leave it be. But monitor the temperature, watching for any rapid increases. Have a plan to move the seed if an issue arises. Project title, Principal investigator: “Determining best practices for...
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Band N to reduce losses

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With a change in machinery, Red River Valley farmer Brad Erb had to give up his time-of-seeding nitrogen banding. So he opted for the next best thing to reduce losses for his soil type: Fall banding.

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Insect thresholds drive profitable pest decisions

One bertha armyworm per square metre can reduce canola yield by 0.058 bu./ac. So, 17 of them per square metre will drop yields by around 1 bu./ac. This information helps growers assess the threat and spray only when numbers are sufficient to provide a return on investment. How do we know these thresholds? Research.

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