Canola Report – May 23rd, 2012

Planting is complete in most areas. April planted canola is at 2-4 leaf stage and advancing rapidly. Plant populations are fair to average (4-8 plants/ft2) with some replanting due to weather related stress and flea beetles. Flea beetle pressure is high in most areas. Sprays have no residual control so scout several days later to […]

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Canola Report: May 16, 2012

Early planted canola is at 1-2 leaf and later April planted canola is cotyledon to 1 leaf stage. Heavy rains in several areas resulted in crusting and emergence issues. Flea beetle pressure is high in some areas. Populations are highest in field borders. Scout emerged canola for flea beetles up to 4 leaf stage. Threshold […]

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Exeter Ag Breakfast Minutes, May 15th, 2012

Included: Weed control updates, wheat stage and spraying, aphids, forage management options, corn, soybeans, tour invitation. Synopsis: A recollection from a well seasoned farmer: the last time weather like this occured was in 1945! DRY! The region has missed any rains of significance. Corn emergence is excellent, soybean planting is 75% complete, edible bean plantings will […]

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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 […]

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Canola Report: May 2, 2012

Planting is 70 % complete in southern areas, and freezing overnight temperatures has kept most growers in northern areas out of the field. Cold temperatures are delaying emergence, with early planted canola taking 14-21 days to emerge. There have been several reports of low emergence and frost damage to very early planted canola. Begin to […]

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Exeter Agribusiness Breakfast Minutes, May 1, 2012

Included: Freeze injury, glyphosate  resistant weeds, weed control, wheat disease, soybean seeding rates. Synopsis: Extremely cold temperatures over the weekend caused widespread damage to fruit trees, etc. Temperatures as low as -8 C were measured with one report of -10 at ground level (Norfolk county).  Weekend low temperature maps are available at http://www.weatherinnovations.com.  Wheat, alfalfa […]

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Simcoe April 25, 2012 Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Notes

Key messages: Ensure at least 2 modes of action are used in all herbicide applications as part of the resistance management strategy.  Where weed escapes from burndown treatments require additional glyphosphate, we need to send the message of combined modes of action as good weed management stewardship, even for in-crop applications.  With glyphosphate resistant fleabane […]

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Palmerston Crop Consultants Minutes April 24th

Synopsis: The majority of spring cereals crop have been planted. Acres of spring cereals is higher with good planting conditions, potential returns, lower input costs.  Acres of seeded forage and nurse crops is 10-15% higher (Bill Brown). Emergence has been excellent. Advanced wheat wheat now pushing GS32-33, but in most fields, 1st node not visible. Corn […]

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