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Klause's Avatar Jun 2, 2013 | 06:27 1 Flea beetles are decimating canola crops around
Jansen... and cutworms have been found in Esk...
Another fun growing season begins!

Check your fields!

2.5 days to go and we'll be done seeding.

Yesterday was a non fun day. Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 07:41 2 was checking canola field that was pounded with 1 1/2 " of rain minutes after seeding. was easyer to find cutworms than canola.
sounds like two strikes already.
what would be a good strategy,spray before i see a canola plant? Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 08:54 3 The heat gun was reading minus 6 this morning at
5 o clock on the lawn. Must have been all of
minus 1 to minus 2 in the field. Flee beetle wit
have a hay day on all those damaged canola
plants now. Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 11:40 4 Anybody have an opinion on chem fallow and
insects,can i expect less pressure? Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 12:36 5 Yea get those sprayers going I THINK I saw a song sparrow, havent seen a blue bird in 2 yrs, no gold finches this yr , very few sparrows,no warblersa .. Have got a few ducks and geese but the insecticides should get rid of a bunch of those too.
Ahhh the price of profit and progress.(not) Reply With Quote
ColevilleH2S's Avatar Jun 2, 2013 | 14:46 6 Horse, my yard is full of song birds. Brown Thrashers, Warblers, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Kingbirds, Meadowlarks, Finches, Robins, Morning-doves, Catbirds, Barn and Tree Swallows... So I conclude they prefer farmer's yards who, "spray the shit out of everything". Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jun 2, 2013 | 17:52 7 Had chem fallow 15 years ago and it was flea beetle heaven, undisturbed soil, keep checking. Reply With Quote
fjlip's Avatar Jun 2, 2013 | 17:56 8 And the earth worms are so thick there is hardly space for the seed in the soil!
Fertilizer, herbicides and roundup make no diff. Birds of all kinds here.
Insecticides I agree are a problem, dread ever needing to use them. Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 17:59 9 I'd prefer a few less "birds" over the infestation of
dandelions in cowboys pastures that pollute every
acre for miles around . 👹 Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 19:37 10 last year we sprayed all our canola with matador. Best 4 bucks an acre I have ever spent gained us 5-10 bu per acre over guys who didn't know they had a cut worm/ flea beetle problem. Lots of bare patches in fields that didn't have insecticide last year. Reply With Quote
Partners's Avatar Jun 2, 2013 | 19:56 11 Started our 1st pass on canola..Lots of bite marks by the yard and fence lines.. Reply With Quote
Jun 2, 2013 | 21:54 12 co2 I guess I will dump the water out of bird bath, what chemical do you recomend to make them grow bigger and thicker? Reply With Quote
ado089's Avatar Jun 3, 2013 | 08:49 13 Coleville I agree. The flora and fauna is more abundant this year than any time in recent memory. Must be that all those gm crops, fertilizers and chemicals make for more nutritious feed. Reply With Quote
ColevilleH2S's Avatar Jun 3, 2013 | 11:24 14 Yes Horse, dump that birdbath (I do
regularly), it could be full of mosquito
larva who are just waiting to be
infected with West Nile Virus. A
pathogen which I suspect has killed far
more birds and horses than any
responsible pesticide use has.

BTW I like the CO2 handle Very clever;-) Reply With Quote