By Top Crop Manager
August 15, 2016 - The 2016 Annual Peace Canola Survey was recently completed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) staff based at Beaverlodge, Alta. and Saskatoon, Sask.
Since 2003, this annual survey has been conducted with the main objectives of collecting insect pest data throughout the region and to detect the introduction of the cabbage seedpod weevil into the Peace River region.
In 2016, a total of 156 commercial fields of Brassica napus (e.g., each field ≥80 acres in size) were surveyed and no B. rapa was encountered. Fields were spaced approximately 10km apart and surveying was performed through the main canola production areas of the Peace River region in both British Columbia and Alberta during early- to mid-flower stages. | READ MORE.