The Canola Council of Canada co-hosted Canola Week December 6-9 in Saskatoon. The Canola Industry Meeting on day one featured a few presentations on canola market development, including the big goal for Protein Industries Canada, canola meal potential as fish food and massive growth in renewable fuels.
Fix or set aside unprofitable acres?
Should farmers make a substantial investment to fix their unprofitable acres? Or cut farm losses and set them aside? The Canola Discovery Forum had a session on this topic, with two presentations on fixes and one on setting acres aside.
Technology that excites
Bonnie Mandziak, Christian Hansen and Garth Donald participated in a Canola Discovery Forum panel on precision agriculture technology. They described upcoming technology that most excites them. Answers included hyperspectral imaging and a plant stress indicator called Innerplant.