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So I am one of the guys stuck with a pretty green crop. Most are only 25% greenish and being sprayed now. Mine is 50% and not advancing. Stuck the swather in there today and its too rank to even cut. Some pods all green seeds, no black.

Running out of time in the season. Need to give this a push to maturity. There is a monster crop in there and I need it.

Ag rep says glyphos with Heat will start it down the path and be slow enough not to abort seeds. Is he right or am I going to cut yield? Should I wait? No frost in forecast.
 

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Guys here cutting super Green canola..Hardly cut it..Making Mega piles..Not sure what the right answer is..The calendar dictates..
 

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Same crap here I don’t think it’s even 20 % color. Frost forecast for end of next week so I might just knock it down beginning of the week?? Haven’t got anything combined yet as crops are not turning nothing ready. Have desiccated some wheat and barley but will be a while on that yet as well.. fun year! :bang:
 

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Well, not suppose to spray green...but...
We had uneven germination and hills were all green. Probably 5% of potential yield I’m guessing was to green to spray. But we sprayed it, can’t risk leaving all the good stuff out there forever. Will be 3 weeks this weekend and it’s almost ready to combine and don’t think we lost any yield.
 

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Are you geared up to straight cut canola that will bound to have some pretty green stems?

Our swathers are probably on the last section we’ll swath and starting the last round of canola desiccation.

I’ve found 2 years in a row that standing desiccated crop took a frost better than stuff swathed the same time.

Sold all our standing that had some frost as #1. Had to blend like a ******* to get the swathed stuff gone.
 

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If you spray it now i bet its a month before you combine it. The spray won't work like it did a few weeks ago. At this point i would wait as long as you think you can and swath it. I don't know what you have for a swather but at some point you might have to consider hiring a custom swather if you can't do it.
 

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I have a older Premier swather with MD head and it works fine when the canola is 80% cured like usual. Had a pretty rough time in there with it today. And cool weather to boot makes for pretty hard cutting. We would be slogging away at 2 mph. At least if its sprayed first take some starch out of the plant and I might be able to rattle through it in a weeks time. we straight cut a few yrs back in 2016 and it was ****. Late green stems and cold weather made that a slog as well. Not really looking to do that.
 

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Hutterites here cut blooming canola. 2 ish weeks ago. Lots of sprouted seeds. There is more yield there than what I was expecting to see. But way too much spouted. Alittle sprouted in the standing stuff to but not near the amount as swathed.
 

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Oh yeah forgot to mention fing cleavers in there too. Sure would like to blast those with some chem before they set seed.
 

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I’d wait a couple weeks. If you have a potential large crop you won’t do it any good swathing real early imo. Of course I do not know all the variables you are dealing with either.
 

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That just don’t make sense to me to spray it then swath it.

I don’t like the waiting idea either. If you can roll all the top seeds and they are hard it’s party on.
 

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It's a tough call this time of year what to do. Spraying it now really won't speed it up. Swathing green takes a long time to cure, plus shrinkage. If the seeds are firm, it won't shrink too bad. We just combined some that had been down close to 3 weeks, the outside round was cut 2-3 days before the rest, we stopped because we thought it was too green,it had been set back by flee beetles on the headlands, when we combined it, the moisture was 14.7 when the round beside it cut later and riper was 10.5. Swathing it right now with this weather and the naturally cooler and shorter days in October, it could take a month to cure, that's close to November. I guess I'm not really helping at all, sorry. Just my observations.
 

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Ours still has 20% green in it. With no heat in the forecast the canola is taking its sweet time to mature. What rate of glycosate are you spraying at and are you adding anything else like heat? If a guy swaths it and it keep raining in October with the swaths ever dry out? It seems like standing canola dries so much quicker.

Jazz when you know you have cleavers did you spray Liberty twice or still only once? One shot of Liberty will never clean up cleavers.
 

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Ours still has 20% green in it. With no heat in the forecast the canola is taking its sweet time to mature. What rate of glycosate are you spraying at and are you adding anything else like heat? If a guy swaths it and it keep raining in October with the swaths ever dry out? It seems like standing canola dries so much quicker.

Jazz when you know you have cleavers did you spray Liberty twice or still only once? One shot of Liberty will never clean up cleavers.
The ag rep says 2/3 of a litre equivalent glyphosate and Heat will take at least 2 weeks to work through the plant. Possible ready for harvest in 3 weeks.

Couldn't get the second pass of liberty on this year. Half the crop was in bloom when the second was just out of the ground. One of those fd up years.
 

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1.5L Gly , Heat at 30-36ac/cs. 2 jugs of li700 per tank to get my water right. 12-15 gal an acre.

Our weather has been **** and I’m fairly pleased with how it’s coming along.

Edit forgot the painful part. Max 11mph.
 
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