Rethink rotations or expect blackleg: expert
Specialist says producers should plan for an eight-year rotation to reduce clubroot risk and herbicide resistant weeds
For years, canola-wheat-canola-wheat has been the dominant crop rotation in many parts of Western Canada.
Many producers like the ease and profitability of the system, but the pendulum is beginning to swing away from that simplistic rotation, say industry agronomists.
“Guys are realizing that with canola-wheat-canola-wheat, they’re not making the money (they used to)… and they’re seeing more disease issues, which (is) very frustrating for farmers,” said Anastasia Kubinec, Manitoba Agriculture oilseed specialist.
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