Canada’s much-increased soil carbon sequestration since 2005 has been driven largely by the increase in area and yield of canola.
Crops can reflect the sun’s shortwave radiation back into space, helping to cool the Earth. With its yellow flowers, canola’s reflectance is more than most other crops, providing a cooling effect of about 0.5°C during the growing season as compared to a crop like wheat.
canolacalculator.ca will help farmers find plant densities and seeding rates that minimize risk and maximize profit potential. The tool depends largely on farmer-funded research.
Grower-funded research at the University of Alberta has helped CPS bring new clubroot-resistant (CR) canola hybrids to market. These and other sources of CR canola has kept the crop economically viable in clubroot-infested areas.
Canola producers support research-advancing management strategies and new tools for blackleg and sclerotinia in canola.