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CANOLA SEED GUIDE 2013

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UFA Canola Seed: A Well Rounded Portfolio for Farmers’ Individual Needs Every farm is unique. Each field has different soil types, topography, weed spectrums and crop rotation history. Farms are getting bigger, and with challenging weather conditions and changing seasons it’s harder than ever to seed, spray and swath when you want to. One way to help manage the growing needs of today’s farms is to use a mix of canola varieties. A combination of early and later maturing varieties can help manage your fall workload, and diversification can help ease production risk. UFA offers a full range of canola hybrids to address your farm’s individual needs, including early maturing options to help manage swath timing and enhanced disease protection where rotations are tightening or clubroot is a concern. Different varieties respond differently to growing conditions and soil types; using a combination of products will help you manage whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

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All canola varieties have attributes that make them top performers under the right conditions. UFA offers canola varieties in all three of the top production systems, Roundup Ready®, LibertyLink® and Clearfield®. UFA Supplier

Weed Control System

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DEKALB

Genuity® Roundup Ready®

CANTERRA SEEDS

Genuity® Roundup Ready®

InVigor

LibertyLink®

Nexera™

Roundup Ready® and Clearfield®

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The DEKALB® and CANTERRA SEEDS canola seed options rely on the Genuity® Roundup Ready® weed control trait, which controls the widest spectrum and stages of weeds of any canola system on the market today. It remains the best tool available for managing Group 1 and Group 2 resistant weeds and offers great flexibility with a wide window of application and reliable performance under challenging environmental conditions. UFA also carries the most popular varieties of InVigor® canola seed using the LibertyLink® production system from Bayer CropScience. InVigor® hybrids have been the highest yielding hybrids over the past 16 years according to the WCC/RRC public co-op trials. And for those farmers who can participate in the value-added contract canola market, UFA features three NexeraTM varieties which utilize either the Roundup Ready® or Clearfield® weed control programs.


Published performance results for each variety are available from the seed vendors, and from the Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Performance Trials program. Talk to your local UFA Farm and Ranch Store, Crop Production Representative or Key Account Manager about the canola mix that’s right for your farm. Vendor websites: InVigor®, Bayer CropScience – www.InVigorResults.ca DEKALB®, Monsanto Canada – www.dekalb.ca CANTERRA SEEDS – www.canterra.com/home/products/canola Nexera™ Canola, Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. – www.healthierprofits.ca Performance Trials: Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Performance Trials program www.canolaperformancetrials.ca Benefit from seeding more than one canola variety and weed control system Manage insect, disease and weather risk by staggering emergence, flowering and pod set Optimize herbicide application windows Ease harvest workload by spreading out swathing and threshing


Table of Contents InVigor® Canola Varieties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 DEKALB® Canola Varieties . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 9 CANTERRA SEEDS Varieties . . . . . . 10 – 13 Days to Maturity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 – 15 NexeraTM Canola Varieties . . . . . . . . . . . 16 – 17 Disease Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 – 25 Sclerotinia Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Credit Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 – 27


InVigor®

No matter which InVigor® hybrid canola seed you choose to grow, you can always count on superior genetics, great performance and outstanding yields. To get the InVigor® you want and the best return on your investment, secure your variety today while supplies last.

InVigor® L120 InVigor® L120 Hybrid Canola Seed

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Yield

134% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the 2009/2010 WCC/RRC (Western Canadian Canola and Rapeseed Recommending Committee) co-op trials

Maturity

Over three days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Short to medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent, superior to the checks

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment

Prosper®

Overall Comment

InVigor® L120 is an early maturing hybrid that yields at 134% of the check varieties


InVigor® L130 Hybrid Canola Seed Yield

136% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the 2008/2009 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Two days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment

Prosper®

Overall Comment

InVigor® L130 is the standard for yield in mid to short season growing zones

InVigor®

InVigor® L130

InVigor® L135C InVigor® L135C Hybrid Canola Seed Yield

138% of checks (46A65 and Q2) in 2010 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Three days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones

All growing zones with confirmed clubroot presence

Height

Short to medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment

Prosper®

Overall Comment

Combines InVigor® yields with clubroot resistance. InVigor L135C is an excellent combination of early maturity and high yield potential, at 138% of check varieties.

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InVigor®

InVigor® L150 InVigor® L150 Hybrid Canola Seed Yield

143% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the 2008/2009 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Equal to the average of the checks

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment

Prosper®

Overall Comment

The first hybrid to ever repeat as top yielder in the WCC/RRC co-op trials (2009 and 2010)

InVigor® 5440 InVigor® 5440 Hybrid Canola Seed

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Yield

135% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the 2005/2006 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Equal to the average of the checks

Growing Zones

All growing zones of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent, superior to the checks

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Slightly higher than the checks

Seed Treatment

Prosper®

Overall Comment

InVigor® 5440 is the traditional, consistent, high performing hybrid for all growing zones.


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DEKALB®

The DEKALB® canola line-up offers the complete package, with a diverse portfolio of hybrids to meet your farm’s individual needs. Elite 73 and 74 series genetics combined with the Acceleron® seed treatment technology will get your crop off to a fast start and deliver top end yield. Maturity options and efficient plant architecture make it easier to manage your harvest. Enhanced disease breeding traits complete the package with multi-genic blackleg resistance and 2nd generation clubroot resistance for enhanced disease protection, a growing concern as canola rotations get tighter.

DEKALB® 74-44 BL DEKALB® 74-44 BL Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

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Yield

107% of check (Pioneer® 45H29); 100% of check (InVigor® L150) in 2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

1.0 day later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

74-44 BL is a new high yielding DEKALB® hybrid offering multigenic blackleg resistance to pathogenic groups 2,3,4 & T

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)


DEKALB® 74-47 CR DEKALB® 74-47 CR Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid 105% of check (Pioneer® 45H29) in AB in 2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

2.0 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Clubroot

R (Resistant)

DEKALB®

Yield

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

74-47 CR is a new variety with enhanced clubroot resistance for those at risk to pathotypes 2,3,5,6 & 8. It provides good early season vigour with high yield potential.

DEKALB® 73-75 RR DEKALB® 73-75 RR Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid Yield

102% of the check (Pioneer® 45H29) in the 2010-2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

1.2 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones

Mid-long (Central and Southern Alberta)

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Very good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB® 73-75 RR offers exceptionally high yield potential in the long and mid-season zones.

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

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DEKALB® 73-15 RR DEKALB® 73-15 RR Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

DEKALB®

Yield

107% of the checks (Pioneer® 43E01) in the 2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

1.5 days earlier than DEKALB® 73-45 RR

Growing Zones

Short-mid season zones of Alberta

Height

Short height

Lodging Resistance

Good

Blackleg Rating

MR (Moderately resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB® 73-15 RR is an excellent fit for growers in short season zones and harvest management in the mid to long season zones

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

DEKALB® 73-45 RR DEKALB® 73-45 RR – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

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Yield

104% of check (Pioneer® 45H29) and 100% of check (InVigor®5440) in the 2010-2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

0.4 days earlier than DEKALB® 72-65 RR

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Very good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB® 73-45 RR has high yield potential and continues to be the cornerstone of the DEKALB® portfolio


DEKALB® 72-65 RR DEKALB® 72-65 RR Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid 100% of the checks (Pioneer® 45H29) in the 2009-2011 Monsanto FACT Trials

Maturity

0.4 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones

Southern and Central Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance

Excellent

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content

Very high

Seed Treatment

Acceleron® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB® 72-65 RR offers exceptional value with excellent high yield potential

Fusarium Wilt Rating

DEKALB®

Yield

R (Resistant)

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Canterra Seeds

CANTERRA SEEDS continues to offer a diverse canola portfolio. From great yields to strong disease packages to early maturity, CANTERRA SEEDS’ canola lineup will meet your growing needs.

CANTERRA 1990 CANTERRA 1990 – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

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Yield

101% of InVigor® 5440 (2011 YieldWorks and Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

0.5 days later than checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

Central and Southern Alberta

Height

Medium

Lodging Resistance

Very good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Prosper® EverGol™/Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

The highest yielding variety in the CANTERRA SEEDS lineup

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)


CANTERRA 1980

Yield

101% of DEKALB® 73-45 RR (2011 YieldWorks and Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

1.5 days earlier than checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Short-medium

Lodging Resistance

Good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

Early maturity combined with good yield performance

Fusarium Wilt Rating

Canterra Seeds

CANTERRA 1980 – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

R (Resistant)

CANTERRA 1970 CANTERRA 1970 – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid Yield

100% of InVigor® 5440 (2010 and 2011 YieldWorks and Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

2.0 days later than checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

Southern Alberta

Height

Medium-tall

Lodging Resistance

Excellent

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Prosper® EverGol™/Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

Long season variety, excellent under irrigation, excellent standability

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CANTERRA 1960 CANTERRA 1960 – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Hybrid

Canterra Seeds

Yield

103% of DEKALB® 73-77 RR (2010 WCC/RRC)

Maturity

1.5 days earlier than checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

All zones of Alberta with clubroot pressure

Height

Medium

Lodging Resistance

Good

Clubroot Rating

R (Resistant)

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Prosper® EverGol™/Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

Resistant to all races of clubroot found in Alberta

CANTERRA 1918 CANTERRA 1918 – Genuity® Roundup Ready® Open Pollinated

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Yield

107% of CANTERRA SEEDS 1818RR (2010 and 2011 YieldWorks and Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

Equal to checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

All of Alberta

Height

Short-medium

Lodging Resistance

Very good

Blackleg Rating

MR (Moderately Fusarium Wilt Rating resistant)

Seed Treatment

Prosper® EverGol™/Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

Preferred by farmers who demand value

R (Resistant)


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Maturity Chart It is important to be aware of the maturity of the canola seed you purchase.

This guide shows the average maturity of the seed

EARLIER MATURITY InVigor® L120

InVigor® L135C

DEKALB® 73-15 RR

InVigor® L130

CANTERRA 1980 CANTERRA 1960

-3.5 Days

-3 Days

-2.5 Days

-2 Days

-1.5 Days

Maturity

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DEKALB® 73-45 RR DEKALB® 72-65 RR

-1 Day

Table of Reference

InVigor®

DEKALB®

InVigor® L120. . . . . . . pg 2 InVigor® L130. . . . . . . pg 3 InVigor® L135C. . . . . . pg 3 InVigor® L150. . . . . . . pg 4 InVigor® 5440. . . . . . . pg 4

DEKALB® 74-44 BL. . . pg 6 DEKALB® 74-47 CR. . . pg 7 DEKALB® 73-75 RR. . . pg 7 DEKALB® 73-15 RR. . . pg 8 DEKALB® 73-45 RR. . . pg 8 DEKALB® 72-65 RR. . . pg 9

-0.5 Day


UFA is offering compared to the average of CHECKS

InVigor® L150 InVigor® 5440 DEKALB® 73-75 RR DEKALB® 74-44 BL CANTERRA 1918

LATER MATURITY

NexeraTM 2012 CL

CANTERRA 1990

CHECKS

NexeraTM 1016 RR DEKALB® 74-47 CR

+0.5 Day

+1 Day

NexeraTM 1012 RR

+1.5 Days +2 Days +2.5 Days +3 Days Maturity

46A65

CANTERRA 1970

CANTERRA SEEDS

NexeraTM

CANTERRA 1990 . . . . pg 10 CANTERRA 1980 . . . . pg 11 CANTERRA 1970 . . . . pg 11 CANTERRA 1960 . . . . pg 12 CANTERRA 1918 . . . . pg 12

NexeraTM 1012 RR. . . . pg 16 NexeraTM 1016 RR. . . . pg 17 NexeraTM 2012 CL. . . . pg 17

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Nexera™ 1012 RR NexeraTM Canola Hybrid 1012 RR

NEXERATM

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Yield

101% of the check (72-65)

Days To Maturity (60% seed color change)

3.5 days later than RR check 72-65

Growing Zones

Mid to long season zones

Lodging Resistance

Good standability

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

NexeraTM Hybrid 1012 RR offers the convenience and weed control of the Roundup Ready® system and excellent lodging resistance for easier swathing

Fusarium Wilt Resistance

R (Resistant)


Nexera™ 1016 RR NexeraTM Canola Hybrid 1016 RR Yield

95.5% of the check (72-65)

Days To Maturity (60% seed color change)

1 day later than RR check 72-65

Growing Zones

Mid to long season zones

Lodging Resistance

Good standability

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment

Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

NexeraTM Hybrid 1016 RR offers excellent harvestability and the shortest days to maturity of all NexeraTM hybrids

Fusarium Wilt Resistance

R (Resistant)

Nexera™ 2012 CL NexeraTM Canola Hybrid 2012 CL 99.7% of the CL check (45P70)

Days To Maturity (60% seed color change)

0.5 days later than RR check 72-65

Growing Zones

Mid to long season zones

Lodging Resistance

Good standability

Blackleg Rating

MR (Moderately Fusarium Wilt Resistance resistant)

Seed Treatment

Helix Xtra®

Overall Comment

NexeraTM Hybrid 2012 CL offers the advantages of the Clearfield® system and excellent harvestability

NEXERATM

Yield

R (Resistant)

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Disease Prevention Major disease damage on canola crops can only occur when the following conditions are satisfied:

• the crop is susceptible • the disease is present • the environmental conditions are favourable for the disease • the disease has sufficient time to develop to cause damage Disease management strategies must counter one or more of these factors to reduce or prevent initial disease populations, and to slow their rates of increase. A major component of disease management is proper field scouting. Talk to your local UFA Crop Production Representative about scouting your fields.

Disease

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Clubroot Prevention of clubroot requires all participants in the canola industry to be vigilant. Stopping its introduction to clean fields is the only way to prevent clubroot because there are currently no economically viable options for controlling clubroot in canola once it is established in a field. Clubroot is spread mainly by the movement of soil containing soil-borne resting spores. Soil transport can occur by wind and water erosion, on field machinery, in manure from animals fed contaminated feed, and in soil attached to seeds (earth tag). The amount of soil required to initiate infection in a new field is unknown. Any soil transfer from an infected field should be viewed as a risk. Clubroot surveys in Alberta have found that almost all new infestations begin near the field access, which indicates that contaminated equipment is the predominant spread mechanism. Growers, custom operators and all land users (including oil and gas industry participants and recreationalists) must be diligent in removing potentially contaminated soil from equipment prior to leaving fields. The best approach to managing clubroot is to be proactive. If you are a grower or landowner, ask agronomists, custom operators, researchers, and anyone else coming onto your land (oil and gas crews) about the sanitation measures they use to prevent the spread of clubroot. Disease

Preventative Measures • Crop rotation • Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds in rotation • Use clean seed

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Sclerotinia Moist soils promote the growth of apothecia from sclerotia that came from previously infected plants. With higher rates of sclerotinia infection across the Prairies in 2010, and with moist soils this year, apothecia numbers will be very high. Apothecia eject spores into air and wind spreads them all over the countryside. Spore release can take place over a period of weeks, filling the Prairie air with ascospores. These spores land everywhere, but only those that land on canola petals concern the canola grower. Ascospores need dead plant tissue to continue their cycle. Petals drop off, land in the canopy and then start to decay. These decaying petals give the sclerotinia spores the energy to produce hyphae that invade stem tissue. Because most fungicide sprays do not effectively penetrate the stem tissue to eradicate infection, living flowers are the best target for fungicides to prevent sclerotinia infection.

Preventative Measures • Use a minimum four-year rotation with non-susceptible crops • Use pedigreed seed • Control weeds and volunteers • Use B. rapa varieties • Manage stubble and crop residue (direct seeding might reduce apothecia production) • Foliar fungicide treatments are effective Disease

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Assessing the Risk for Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Canola Sclerotinia incidence can vary greatly among fields and years, making scheduled spraying of fungicides unprofitable. However, when sclerotinia risk is high, preventative fungicide applications can effectively lower disease severity and improve yield. Assessment of disease risk within each field is essential to improve the odds that fungicides are only applied when it is economical to do so. This checklist developed in Sweden can be useful in helping to assess disease risk in fields. Growers should fill out the checklist for each field shortly after first flower (when 75% of the canola plants have at least 3 open flowers). The greater the risk score for a field the higher the probability of a positive economic return. Results in Sweden have suggested that fields scoring 40 or higher will likely benefit from a fungicide, but this may vary depending on fungicide cost and commodity price. Using this checklist effectively requires scouting for apothecia, usually in nearby cereal crops following canola or other host crops (e.g. beans, sunflowers) in the rotation. The same moist soil conditions conducive to apothecia production can also favour the development of many other types of mushrooms or fruiting bodies. Accurate identification of apothecia is critical to effectively determine the risk of stem rot.

Disease

What are apothecia? Apothecia are small fruiting structures that look like tiny mushrooms germinating from sclerotia. They are slightly cupped (similar to the top of a golf tee) with a diameter of between 5 and 15 mm (0.2� to 0.6�), with a stalk no more than 50 mm (2�) long that is mostly below ground. The apothecia release many spores, called ascospores, which are the infectious

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agents of the fungus. Emergence of large numbers of apothecia at or just prior to the early bloom stage will increase potential for petal infection. Petal testing (developed by the University of Saskatchewan and available from Discovery Seed Labs at time of publication) throughout the flowering period can also provide additional information regarding the proportion of petals that are actually infested with spores of sclerotinia, which can be correlated with risk of sclerotinia development. However, the test is a snap shot of infection when the petals were collected and subsequent disease development in the crop is strongly influenced by weather conditions, particularly precipitation and relative humidity. Something else that may affect the risk profile of a field is the genetics that have been chosen. Research has shown that there is a correlation between lodging and sclerotinia levels, and susceptibility to lodging can be related to genetics. As well, the introduction of varieties with some tolerance to sclerotinia into the marketplace offers an additional management tool that may reduce the risk in fields where they are grown. Source: Canola Council of Canada http://www.canolawatch.org/2011/06/29/5-keyquestions-about-sclerotinia-spraying/

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Sclerotinia Stem Rot Checklist

(For each risk factor, circle the risk points that apply to your field) Risk Factor Number of Years Since Last Canola Crop

Disease Incidence in Last Host Crop

Crop Density

Rain in the Last Two Weeks

Weather Forecast

Regional Risk for Apothecia Development

Possible Answers

Risk Points

More than six years

0

Three to six years

5

One to two years

10

None

0

Low (1 to 10%)

5

Moderate (11 to 30%)

10

High (31 to 100%)

15

Low

0

Normal

5

High

10

Less than 10mm (0.4”)

0

10 to 30 mm (0.4 to 1.2”)

5

More than 30mm (1.2”)

10

High pressure

0

Variable

10

Low pressure

15

None found

0

Low numbers

10

High numbers

15

Sclerotinia

Total risk points for all risk factors = 40 or higher? Consider fungicide application to protect yield potential.

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Alternaria Black Spot (Grey Leaf Spot) Alternaria black spot is caused by the fungi Alternaria brassicae, A. alternata and A. raphani. Black spot is one of the most common diseases of canola in western Canada. Although Alternaria is present every year on the Canadian prairies, the severity of this disease varies considerably from year to year and area to area based largely on the moisture and temperature situation. The disease can infect all growth stages of the canola plant.

Preventative Measures • Sow clean seed of high germination • Use minimum three-year rotation • Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds (mustards) • Early swathing will reduce seed loss • B. napus types tend to be less affected

Blackleg

Disease

Blackleg is caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans. It is a serious disease of canola and can cause significant yield losses in susceptible varieties. Blackleg occurs in a mild and highly virulent strain. The mild type is widespread in western Canada. This strain usually infects plants very late in the season, rarely causing yield losses of even 1 to 2%. Therefore, it is considered a minor problem. Virulent or severe blackleg infects canola seedlings and progressively damages the growing crop in June and July.

Preventative Measures • Use a minimum of a four-year rotation • Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds • Stubble and crop residue management necessary

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• Seed treatments may reduce spread into areas where disease is absent • Use resistant or moderately resistant varieties

Understanding Blackleg Resistance Ratings Growing B. napus varieties that are moderately resistant or resistant to blackleg in areas with a high potential for virulent blackleg is highly suggested. However, a resistant variety is not immune to the disease. Stems can still be infected as shown by the scale used for determining the blackleg classification of varieties.

Canola Cultivars for Blackleg Resistance Rating

% of Westar

Resistant

< 28

Moderatly Resistant

29 to 45

Moderately Suseptible

46 to 63

Susceptible

64 to 100

Varieties rated “R” or “MR” for blackleg will suffer less yield loss than those with less resistance. All current B. rapa varieties are susceptible to blackleg disease. In areas where virulent blackleg is at low levels or has not been found, all registered varieties are suitable. Disease

See these websites for full disease prevention methods: www.canolacouncil.org www.canolacouncil.org/chapter10c.aspx www.saskcanola.ca

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Credit Options for Your Canola Seed Purchase For your convenience UFA has options to fit your needs when purchasing your Canola Seed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Use your Visa or Mastercard Use your Debit Card Use financing through your financial institution Use FCC financing options Use your UFA account

UFA has a dedicated credit team to answer your questions regarding a new UFA account, using our Farm Credit Application, or a credit limit increase to your existing UFA account. If your credit limit requirement is over $100,000.00 we require financial statements. Credit applications are available online or at any UFA location. Purchases are interest free until the 25th of the following month, when payment is due in full.

Credit Department Contact Information 1-877-258-4500 Select option 5

Director of Credit and Collections Candice Levin 403-570-4273

Credit

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Access to more credit/revolving credit to finance your crop input purchases Competitive interest rates (prime plus 2.95%) and no administration fees An extended February 15th payment deadline, giving you more flexibility to market your crops One time application Past due funds payable at 1.9% interest per month with no retroactive interest penalty Monthly statements of activity provided directly by FCC Payments made directly to FCC

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Credit

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Falher

(780) 837-2258

St. Paul

(780) 645-7700

Fort Saskatchewan (780) 998-3437

Stettler

(403) 742-3426

Grande Prairie

(780) 532-1281

Strathmore

(403) 934-6684

Grimshaw

(780) 332-4633

Taber

(403) 223-8917

Hanna

(403) 854-4441

Trochu

(403) 442-4262

High River

(403) 652-2733

Two Hills

(780) 657-3333

La Crete

(780) 928-3088

Vermilion

(780) 853-5323

Leduc

(780) 986-4554

Vulcan

(403) 485-2257

Lethbridge

(403) 328-5531

Westlock

(780) 349-4055

Mayerthorpe

(780) 786-4451

For a complete listing of our Farm and Ranch Supply stores, please visit UFA.com/locations.

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