Fertilizer use and disease control were just two, of many, topics covered at the Minnesota Canola Council Production Centre Field Day in Roseau. Canola is a large user of nitrogen and sulfur. To address the issue, University of Minnesota research agronomist Donn Vellekson says timing of fertilizer is key. “We’re looking at liquid nitrogen fertilizer, particularly some post emerge streamer jet fertility applications and different sulfur application rates.” Control and management of disease in canola was also highlighted. University of Minnesota – Crookston plant pathologist Madeleine Smith is focused on white mold research. We’re looking at both bio-control options, as well as more conventional fungicide applications to see which are more efficacious for control.”
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