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Updated Canola Production Field Guide Now Available


Updated Canola Production Field Guide Now Available

The publication is a comprehensive guide for those considering or are growing canola.

Producers, agricultural consultants and others interested in agriculture can use an updated canola production (spiral bound) pocket field guide to obtain the latest information about canola production, according to Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University Extension Service agronomist.

“The previous field guide was published in 2005 and was in need of major updates, especially on the canola diseases of blackleg and sclerotinia, canola insects, weed management, desiccation at harvest and other management issues,” Kandel says.

NDSU Extension staff and other canola specialists wrote the revised and reviewed guide. The field guide also has a photo section at the back of the publication with pictures of weeds, insects and diseases.

The publication is a comprehensive guide for those considering or are growing canola. Some of the topics include canola varieties; growth stages; field selection; planting dates; soil fertility requirements; weed, insect and disease management and control; frost tolerance and damage; swathing and harvest management; resource contacts and publications; and useful websites.

North Dakota growers can order a free copy of the pocket guide from the Northern Canola Growers Association at (877) 585-1671 or email info@northerncanola.com.

A free copy also can be obtained from the Research and Extension Centers in Carrington, Dickinson, Hettinger, Langdon, Minot and Williston and at local county NDSU extension offices.

A Web version of the guide can be found at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/crops/a1280.pdf or the publication can be obtained from the NDSU Distribution Center for $6 per copy, which includes shipping and handling. Call (701) 231-7882 or email NDSU.DistributionCenter@ndsu.edu for information or order online at www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs.

The “Canola Production Field Guide” (A-1280) was partially funded by the Northern Canola Growers Association and produced by the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Source: NDSU Agriculture Communication