The Canola Council of Canada surveyed growers in late 2022 to check in on adoption of best practices, agronomy priorities and risks to canola production. Weather is the biggest risk factor. Flea beetles are the most costly pest. And of the CCC agronomy priorities, harvest management had the top score for impact on yield.
Weeds are turning. Herbicide resistance built up slowly and has finally hit a critical point where observation must become action. We need to turn down the R-rating on weeds – more Mister Rogers and less Larry Flynt. This article explains how.
Humans are talkers. I went into journalism because I wanted to talk to people, ask questions, hear their stories and share them. I talk to people for my articles in Canola Digest, a magazine that remains, thankfully, popular among canola growers. I also talk to people for the Canola Watch podcasts. As a teenager, I... Read More
Data, data everywhere but not a way to use it. That may be how farms feel when they consider combine yield maps, thumb drives, computer spreadsheets, notebooks (paper and phone) and wonder how to make better use of it all. Canola Digest asked its six panelists, how do you put your data to work? Melissa... Read More
Wayne Schneider, an Alberta Canola director who farms at Nisku, is back using variable-rate (VR) fertilizer applications on his farm – but he doesn’t know whether it provides a return on investment. “Right now, I can’t answer that question,” he says. Schneider is working with Conservis, a farm data management company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota,... Read More