Low-yielding areas might contribute more to the bottom line by cutting inputs to reduce losses or increasing inputs to improve profitability. The choice depends on answering the question in the headline.
Field testing has started for next-generation specialty canola varieties with lower saturated fat content, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and improved ProPound-branded meal.
Stacking of popular traits, including pod-shatter tolerance and enhanced disease resistance, is an important agronomic theme for the 2018 class of canola seed.
Ultimate Canola Challenge trials in 2016 tested a 25 per cent increase in nitrogen rates, but with only six successful sites, nitrogen trials will repeat in 2017.
With fall soil tests, ask for electrical conductivity, pH, cation exchange capacity and organic matter along with the nutrient analysis. These characteristics can influence productivity decisions for each field.