Top Crop Manager

Help for the canola reseeding decision

June 2, 2015
By Top Crop Manager

May 28, 2015 - When growers have canola stands of fewer than 4 plants per square foot — due to low seeding rates, poor seed survival, insects, crusting, frost, wind, etc. — they grapple with the question whether to reseed. An established canola stand with as few as 1-2 plants per square foot generally has higher economic potential than if growers were to reseed that crop. This population is far below the minimum 5 per square foot required to meet yield potential, but a thin stand seeded early has greater economic potential (considering yield, quality and cost of production) than an adequate stand that doesn't get established until mid to late June.



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