Provincial crop insurance providers have a lot of data and they’re sharing more of it online to help farmers with variety and cropping choices in their respective risk areas.
Three market analysts Errol Anderson, David Derwin and Jon Driedger provide tips on how to find those opportunities in a more challenging market.
If you want to know the grade of your canola going into delivery season, you can send samples to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program. As long as the sample is an accurate representation of the canola you’ll deliver, the extra knowledge could help when it comes to marketing.
PAMI compared seed damage and distribution for two common drills running at low, medium and high fan speeds. The study found minimal damage to canola seed, even at high fan speed. The study also found that while distribution of canola seed tended to be lowest at the outer extremes, higher fan speed reduced this variability.
Terry Griffin from Kansas State University says farmers don’t need to rush into data collection, sharing and analysis. When the business case is strong enough, farmers will move into that space in a big way.