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Fall Seeding Info For Canola

DR. ANGELA MCCLURE

JACKSON, TENN.
   With the arrival of September, preparations are being made to plant cover crops and winter canola. The success of obtaining a stand in a fall planted crop will depend on timely planting as well as receiving adequate rain for emergence.
   Winter canola should be planted during September through first week in October to provide the best chance of obtaining a stand. For crop insurance purposes, planting can be extended to October 15th but most producers who have worked with this crop indicate early planting is best, particularly in northern tier counties. Drill at 4 to 6 pounds per acre, ideally at ½” into a firm, moist seedbed. Tenn. producers have tried different row widths, and although 30” rows can work, narrow rows reduce winter weed emergence and provide better plant spacing within a row. ∆
   DR. ANGELA MCCLURE: Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist, University of Tennessee
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