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May 12, 2018 | 08:27 1 Has anyone ever read the garbage on this website? Have these people ever actually been out of the lab?

“With early seeded canola, be ready to apply an insecticide to control early season flea beetles.”

“Seeding early may actually reduce the overall frost risk since spring stands severely damaged by frost still have ample time to recover or to be reseed”

“Slow growing canola crops will also be more vulnerable at the seedling stage to weed competition”

Oh yeah you want to sow your canola early but yeah be ready to spray decis and double application of liberty and RESEED because that’s no big deal right?

“Seeding after the third week of May puts canola at higher risk for fall frost losses.”

They mention “fall frost losses” like 18 times.

Has anyone even remotely heard of this? Have you ever heard your neighbor say “oh yeah that september frost just hosed our canola, wiped it right out”



This website literally lays out every argument as to why you should never even think about sowing canola before like May 20th and then tells you to do it. Reply With Quote
Aug 28, 2018 | 12:13 2
Quote Originally Posted by BlueCollarMan View Post
Has anyone ever read the garbage on this website? Have these people ever actually been out of the lab?

“With early seeded canola, be ready to apply an insecticide to control early season flea beetles.”

“Seeding early may actually reduce the overall frost risk since spring stands severely damaged by frost still have ample time to recover or to be reseed”

“Slow growing canola crops will also be more vulnerable at the seedling stage to weed competition”

Oh yeah you want to sow your canola early but yeah be ready to spray decis and double application of liberty and RESEED because that’s no big deal right?

“Seeding after the third week of May puts canola at higher risk for fall frost losses.”

They mention “fall frost losses” like 18 times.

Has anyone even remotely heard of this? Have you ever heard your neighbor say “oh yeah that september frost just hosed our canola, wiped it right out”



This website literally lays out every argument as to why you should never even think about sowing canola before like May 20th and then tells you to do it.
Not really sure what you are saying there Blue. Pretty typically in our area earliest seeded canola is worst for flea beetles. I myself have had my canola badly frozen both in spring and fall (seldom both in one year but I think that might have happened too). Reply With Quote
Sep 5, 2018 | 18:31 3 They are pretty much spot on with early seeded canola and flea Beatles, regardless of current seed treatments.
90% of the time canola seeded end of April into the first week of May gets very high flea beatle pressure because of slow growth .
As far as September frost , well I will guarantee there was a lot of damage that will show up on later seeded and delayed maturity canola after this mornings frost.
Seeding canola mid May still produces best results year in and year out unless you are in SW sask or far southern Alberta.
I have seen several canola crops wiped out in September. Reply With Quote
Sep 19, 2018 | 12:35 4 Maybe if we had a good seed based flea beetle contoll we would not have to spray post emergent and kill all their precious bumble bees in late may early june! Reply With Quote