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Wetland monitoring demonstrates pesticide stewardship

The Canola Council of Canada and Canadian Canola Growers Association partnered to survey wetlands for neonic residue, providing the data to the PMRA for its review of neonic seed treatments. Of the 157 samples taken, 80 per cent had no neonics detected and the other 20 per cent had extremely low levels.

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Growers at the table

Canola growers, through their provincial canola organizations, are helping to drive the research priorities for canola in Canada. Provincial research committee chairs explain the benefit of grower-funded and grower-directed research.

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Heavy tillage on moist fields increases compaction, reduces yield

KEY RESULT: Heavy tillage can increase soil compaction, reduce soil strength and reduce canola yields, especially when carried out under higher moisture conditions and in the spring, prior to planting. PROJECT TITLE, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Compaction Impacts on Canola Establishment” Curtis Cavers, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Portage la Prairie FUNDING: Manitoba Canola Growers Excessive precipitation...
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Hybrid and seed lot choice could influence seeding rate

KEY RESULT: This study compared three canola seeding rates (5, 10 and 15 seeds per square foot) with small and large seed size lots from two different hybrids. It concluded that the most economic and least risky seeding rate to achieve adequate plant stand population is about 10 seeds per square foot because the response...
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Seed early and fertilize well for economics and environment

KEY RESULT: High-yielding canola with high inputs can be sustainable in an area in which it is adapted. Early-planted full season canola will provide the most sustainable “on-farm” footprint. Canola with high inputs can be the focal point of a crop rotation and can create economic flexibility to allow for a broad crop rotation plan....
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