Watch for Flea Beetles this Spring

Once canola starts to emerge, start scouting for flea beetles. Flea beetles are now very active and present in emerged canola.  Canola will emerge quickly with forecast temperatures in high teens for the next week. Flea beetle damage is most severe the first two weeks after canola  after canola seedling emergence. At the 3-4 leaf  stage […]

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Evaluating Frost Damaged Canola

Canola seedlings can with stand a considerable frost (-5 to -8 0 C) if plants have become acclimatized following a few days of cold temperatures.  However, canola seedlings growing under warm conditions will be tender, and can be killed by even a few degrees below zero. Ice crystals will form on the leaf surface before […]

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