Canola Report: May 9, 2012

Canola: Planting is 95 % complete in southern growing areas and nicely started in northern districts.  April planted fields are at cotyledon-1st leaf stage. Flea beetles are now actively feeding.  Populations are highest in field borders. Threshold for control is 25% leaf feeding.  Weeds are emerging with the canola.  Critical weed control period is 1 – 4 leaf stage.  Schedule weed control for early stages to protect yield and avoid weather or other delays.