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David Rourke wants to farm better. He always has. When he started farming 40 years ago at Minto, Manitoba, he also started a research business, AgQuest, to test farm practices. The family business now includes 6,000 acres, and his daughter Dana runs the research company. In his mid 60s, Rourke has a new objective: Farming...
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Feature

What Can Corn Teach Canola About Cultivar Selection?

The Canola Council of Canada encourages growers to choose the best seed traits for each field. This could be easier if canola took inspiration from corn. Corn seed companies offer a long list of traits for each cultivar, giving farmers the information needed to choose cultivars that suit growing conditions and farm goals for each field.

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Farmer Panel

How Do You Choose Your Canola Hybrids?

Canola Digest farmer panelists describe what cultivars they grew in 2022 and how they make their canola seed decisions. Breann and Bryce Moore LeRoy, Saskatchewan Breann and Bryce Moore operate Green Ash Acres and work off-farm jobs. Breann is a retail agronomist at Midway Co-op in LeRoy and Bryce is a professional agronomy consultant with...
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Feature

13 tips from Combine College

Manitoba Canola Growers co-hosted Combine Colleges at Dauphin and Portage la Prairie in July. Here are few key messages from a general presentation on how to prevent and measure loss, and brand specific presentations from Case IH, John Deere and New Holland.

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Feature

How to make in-bin drying more efficient

An Alberta study, with support from Alberta Canola, measured the efficiency of on-farm drying systems. The comparison of in-bin drying provided tips to improve fuel efficiency and reduce drying time and cost.

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