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Canola yields in Canada were “average” in 2020. Buried within this “average” is good news out of southern Alberta where farmers had their best year in a long time. In many other areas, fields were looking good in June but then fizzled to average by September. Most farmers were probably satisfied with the result, especially... Read More
Canola growers across the Prairies fund important agronomy research through their annual levy payments to SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. The research committee chairs for each organization explain why they, as growers themselves, support this investment in support of better more profitable canola production.
KEY RESULT: For this study conducted in southern Alberta on irrigated and dryland plots, the precision planter with 12″ spacing increased seedling emergence and plant stand density compared to the conventional air drill and precision planter with 20″ spacing — as long as seeding rates were higher than 20 seeds/m2. PROJECT TITLE, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Developing... Read More
KEY RESULT: This study compared nitrogen application through side-banding at seeding and through a split application of side-banding at seeding plus in-season through an irrigation system. It found no yield advantage to the split, but the flexibility of fertigation (for those with irrigation systems) allows farmers to adjust rates based on conditions through the season.... Read More