On June 17th we scouted the Get More Bushels Super Crop Plot and all of the canola varieties are out of the ground! Emergence is spotty in some areas, especially under the tire tracks, due to slightly more compaction. The InVigor varieties are just a bit ahead of the Roundup Ready varieties, as they are at the 3 leaf and 2 leaf stage respectively. On average, the plant counts per square foot range between 5 and 6. This is great germination!
Canola is Coming!

Canola is Coming!

 

Also noticed on all varieties was some flea beetle damage. The tender cotyledons are like candy to those pesky little black insects. Flea beetle damage looks like little chew marks on the leaves; they will start to feed on the cotyledons first. Threshold levels are where there is 25% damage to the cotyledons.

Growing Up!

Growing Up!

 

Throughout the field there is light to moderate weed pressure. Once the ground dries up, we will be spraying the plot. The InVigor varieties will be getting 1.35 L/ac of Liberty and Centurion. As for the Roundup Ready varieties, we will be going in with 0.5 L/ac of glyphosate.

There is no lack of water in this year’s canola plot, as the moisture levels are excessive. All that the plot needs now is a little bit of sunshine to heat things up and get things growing!

Our Get More Bushels Crop Plot Tour Day is scheduled for July 21, 2010. Stay tuned for more plot updates at www.getmorebushels.com or sign up for updates with our monthly newsletter.