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LYGUS BUGS & CABBAGE SEEDPOD WEEVILS

Hector Carcamo
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Lethbridge, AB

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00:23 - What is the interest in cabbage seedpod weevils and lygus bugs? Do they commonly occur together on canola?

01:53 - How does the cabbage seedpod weevil damage canola?

03:11 - How does the lygus bug damage canola?

03:42 - How does seeding date influence each insect's damage on the crop?

04:23 - What are the economic thresholds and application timing for each insect?

06:41 - What is the joint threshold at early flower stage?

07:26 - What is your overall recommendation to control the cabbage seedpod weevil and lygus bug complex?

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MITIGATING BLACKLEG DISEASE IN CANOLA

Gary Peng
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Saskatoon, SK

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00:28 - How does blackleg cause problems in canola?

01:13 - Why the increased interest in blackleg today?

02:07 - Previous research did not find a benefit for foliar fungicide application to control blackleg. Why look at it again?

03:31 - What did you find regarding fungicide application and timing on the resistant and moderately resistant cultivars?

04:21 - Are there any situations where fungicide application to moderately resistant or resistant varieties might be warranted?

05:59 - What fungicides are most effective?

07:00 - Why should growers avoid unnecessary use of foliar fungicides to control blackleg?

07:42 - What other best practices can growers implement to manage blackleg?

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FACTORS INFLUENCING CANOLA EMERGENCE

Neil Harker
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Lacombe, AB

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00:13 - Why is canola stand establishment still a concern to growers?

00:35 - What were the objectives of this three year study?

01:07 - From the study, what were the results of seeding at 1 cm vs. 4 cm?

01:40 - Was there any difference in the agronomic performance of hybrid canola compared to open-pollinated canola?

02:10 - What impact did seeding speed have on canola emergence?

02:48 - What are the implications of the study results for growers and overall benefits of seeding shallow?

03:22 - What recommendations do you have for growers to improve canola emergence?

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FLEA BEETLES - STRIPED VS. CRUCIFER

Julie Soroka
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Saskatoon, SK

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00:13 - Overview

01:43 - Flea beetle distribution

02:55 - Flea beetle emergence

03:45 - Flight height/flight activities

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SCLEROTINIA PETAL TEST

Kelly Turkington
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Lacombe, AB

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00:13 - What is sclerotinia stem rot and why is it a problem for canola growers?

01:22 - Is sclerotinia stem rot more common now than in previous years?

02:07 - What were the objectives of your study?

03:42 - How is this new assessment method different from the assessment and forecasting tools currently used by the canola industry?

04:54 - What were some of the results of the study?

07:16 - Does the new method provide improved assessment of canola petal infestation and stem rot forecasting?

08:33 - What are some of the practical applications for the new risk assessment tool?

09:14 - Can this method be utilized by seed testing laboratories in the private sector?

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HIGH-OIL AND SHORT-TERM BAG STORAGE

Digvir Jayas
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB

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00:13 - Why study the difference in storage characteristics between high oil content canola and regular oil content canola?

01:59 - Dr. Digvir Jayas on how the research was conducted

03:45 - How did the results affect storage guidelines?

04:38 - Has your study resulted in modified recommendations regarding moisture and temperature requirements for safe storage?

05:20 - Did you find any difference in spoilage between regular and high oil content canola stored in grain bags?

07:27 - In studying different moisture content canola stored over 10 months, what differences in quality did you observe?

09:34 - How did your study differ in the second year and why?

12:41 - What are your recommendations for storing canola in grain bags following your study?

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POD DROP AND SEED SHATTER

Rob Gulden
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB

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00:13 - The study is investigating the best methods to estimate pod drop and seed shatter in canola. Why is this important?

01:47 - Can you describe the three methods you are using to try to estimate losses?

03:10 - Digital imagery challenges

04:01 - Benefits of catch tray method

04:32 - Seed shatter visual ratings

05:02 - Seed shatter rating correlation with tray method

05:22 - Tray method correlation with vacuum method re: total harvest losses

06:25 - Were there differences in pod drop and seed shatter between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties? Why would that be important?

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