Is it verticillium stripe or is it blackleg? That’s a question canola growers may find themselves asking more in the future, as verticillium stripe (VS) gains a stronger foothold on North American farms, a recent webinar hosted by the Prairie provinces’ canola associations heard. It was first discovered in Manitoba in 2014 and is caused
Two late and wet harvests in a row have greatly increased canola spoilage — and upped the need to have a conditioning plan in place early on. “It’s really important to consider this topic now when there is time rather than being in the heat of harvest and having to make decisions,” said Lorne Grieger,
Saskatoon-based MustGrow Biologics Corp. is working on a product derived from mustard seed it says will potentially control clubroot, a yield-robbing canola disease currently without chemical control. It has infected thousands of acres in Alberta and is spreading in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “In the lab we are seeing 100 per cent control (of clubroot spores),” MustGrow’s chief operating officer Colin
With the COVID-19 pandemic, society is gaining a whole new understanding of how diseases spread and how following proper precautions can make a huge impact on slowing the spread. While the human stakes are lower for crop diseases, the economic stakes can be high — and the similarities between COVID-19 and crop disease management is
Manitoba’s canola growers aren’t quite ready to opt for broadcast seeding, although the province’s oilseed experts say the poor spring and lack of field access has put the topic on the table. Why it matters: Few producers had turned a wheel coming into mid-May, leaving some to ponder if they will be forced to broadcast seed their canola this year.
The Canola Council of Canada remains committed to regaining full access to the Chinese market for Canada’s canola seed. “Our priority is certainly to restore full trade and have all Canadian exporters included in that trade and we will keep working on this file until full trade is restored,” Jim Everson said during a webinar
The Canola Council of Canada wants you to take a shotgun to your field — at least when it comes to clubroot. [AUDIO: ‘Are we taking clubroot seriously enough?’ – Justine Cornelsen and Dan Orchard] Council agronomists are urging farmers to avoid building a clubroot plan around a single silver bullet. Instead, agronomists Justine Cornelsen
Canada is working to diversify its canola seed sales, says Brian Innes, the Canola Council of Canada’s vice-president of public affairs. “As an industry we are doing what we can to diversify,” Innes said in an interview from Geneva, Switzerland Oct. 28 where Canada and China had their first face-to-face meeting over the canola dispute.
A new fungicide to protect canola seedlings from blackleg, a major yield-robbing disease, could be available as a seed treatment for the 2021 growing season. It’s called Saltro and was developed by Syngenta. “Syngenta anticipates registration in time to make it available for use in the 2021 growing season,” Sarah Osborne, company marketing operations manager,
Western Canadian farmers have adopted pod shatter reduction canola faster than expected — and industry officials predict the innovation, which is as much about harvest flexibility as straight cutting, will soon be on almost every acre. “InVigor (canola from BASF), which is on more than half of the acres in Western Canada, this year over