There have been a number of reports of ripe canola looking black or, in some cases, sooty. We are hearing the same thing in wheat. So what is the cause?
Holly Derksen, MAFRD’s Field Crops Pathologist, recently did an interview with RealAgriculture.com on the topic of “Black Chaff, Melanosis, Glume Blotch: The Causes of Darkness on Wheat Heads at Harvest“. Learn more by listening to Holly’s interview with Kelvin Heppner of Real Agriculture.com: http://www.realagriculture.com/2014/08/black-chaff-melanosis-glume-blotch-darkness-wheat-heads-harvest/
Submitted by: Pam de Rocquigy, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, MAFRD