Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spraying Blooming Canola


Above: The delicate yellow flowers on canola plants have a sweet scent. They attract honey bees and other bugs. A small insect can be seen on the flower when the photo is enlarged.



Above: Niece Elissa examines a canola flower.


Above: Fred is spraying the canola field with fungicide using our Redball sprayer behind the Case IH 8930 tractor. This is the same spray system we used spraying wheat.


Above: We are spraying the canola in the early flowering stage to prevent white mold from forming. It is important to get the fungicide onto the flower petals so when they fall to the ground they do not become a place for the mold to grow.


Above: Elissa plays in the dirt -- don't we all.


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