Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Canola in Showy Phase

Posted by romeethredge on April 11, 2014

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Canola is in the real showy phase right now in south Georgia. I’ve had airplane pilots call me before asking what that bright yellow crop is in April.  Canola is grown for the high quality oil it supplies.  Decatur County Agent Justin Ballew and I were looking at some in Stephen Houston’s field recently. All types of pollen and nectar loving insects were out there as well.

Canola gets a disease called Sclerotinia that affects growth and yields so growers protect the plants with fungicides. This scerotinia is different from the peanut disease.

Here’s a link to UGA Canola Production information.

http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/canola/

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