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More from Top Crop Manager | Seed/Chemical | Machinery August 7, 2014
Canola and bees — a sweet relationship
Statistics Canada data show that the number of honeybees in Canada has reached near-record levels in the past decade, with more than 700,000 colonies Canada-wide in 2012, up from 600,000 in 2000. More than 70 per cent of these colonies are in Western Canada.
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Check for lygus bugs
A Manitoba entomologist says lygus can potentially be of concern when they feed on the pods of canola if levels are high.
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Cover crops with winter wheat
Researchers conducted a multi-year study over five years to determine if intercropping legumes as a cover crop with winter wheat could provide an option for growers on the Canadian prairies. What they found was that under-seeding winter wheat with alfalfa can provide some advantages.
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Tricking plants to see the light
The plant phytochrome is a critical molecule that detects the light that tells plants when to germinate, grow, make food, flower and even age. By manipulating the phytochrome, researchers have discovered they can alter the conditions under which all plants grow and develop.
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