Aug. 19, 2015 - There is a lot of sclerotinia and blackleg being found in Manitoba canola as farmers stage it for swathing. According to the province's insect and disease update, some alternaria is being detected as well.
Fusarium levels in wheat have generally been low. Some root rot is showing up in soybeans where excess moisture has been present.
Scouting for soybean aphids continues; they are present in many fields. Populations above the economic threshold and insecticide applications have occurred, but have been limited. High levels of natural enemies have been reported in some fields.
August 19, 2015 By Top Crop Manager