Canola seeding is progressing at a rapid pace across Manitoba.

Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, had some advice regarding seeding depth.

"Generally speaking we don't recommend going any deeper than that inch to chase moisture," she said. "The deeper that little canola seed has to come from, the more vulnerable it becomes to seedling diseases and then flea beetles once it is finally up."

Brackenreed reminds producers that they should be getting about three weeks of protection from their seed treatment insecticide. She adds flea beetles need to take a bite to ingest the insecticide, adding striped flea beetles are more tolerant to it.

Windy conditions may cause the insects to go underneath and feed on the stem, which makes it likely more economical.

Brackenreed says the action threshold is 25 per cent defoliation.

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