The Editor's Desk

Hopper Days

Grasshoppers are eating everything in sight. Let’s party! That was the conclusion of community leaders in my home town of Hartney, Manitoba in 1987. I was a teenager on the farm in the 1980s. The decade started with high interest rates and farm foreclosures and ended with dry conditions and grasshoppers. “It wasn’t much fun,”...
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Feature

How to Improve Yield with Genetics

Canola has a lot of untapped yield potential. Yield starts with cultivar selection, and then relies on environmental conditions and agronomy decisions. This article will look at this three-pronged relationship – genotype (the specific canola hybrid and its traits), environment and management, often shortened to G x E x M – with extra emphasis on genetic decisions.

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Farmer Panel

Best Return on Investment

Canola Digest asks its farmer panelists for 2021-22 to describe the best return-on-investment purchase that they made recently, and to describe what motivated them to make the purchase.

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Feature

Be the Leader You Want to Be

SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers are farmer-run organizations, so they need passionate farmers to run for board elections. Are you ready to put your name forward? This article describes the requirements and rewards of joining a board.

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