Grower-run boards promote commodities, invest in research, influence policy and provide information to improve farm management. Growers benefit from these boards, but these boards need directors and leaders. These five growers attended canola leadership conferences. What did they learn?
In conflict, each side may have different and even opposite positions, but what is their interest? By asking ‘Why do you hold that position?’ or ‘What do you need?’, sides may find a resolution that benefits the long-term relationship.
Jesse Hirsh used the phrase “bend tech to suit your needs” in his presentation at CropSphere in 2016. These three farmers share experiences bending new and old technology to improve its utility on their farms.
We know canola can yield more. Average yields are just a fraction of what current hybrids achieve in plots and on top-yielding fields. So how can growers make better use of this genetic potential?
The Canola Digest editor looks at four ideas that captured his attention at Canola Discovery Forum: Get smarter about sclerotinia. Map acres that never make money. Select the right root for the job. GRADE the validity of evidence.