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.
Canola Discovery Forum, October 25-27 in Winnipeg, brought together 150-200 researchers, growers, industry representatives and extension staff for presentations and discussions to discover canola research needs and knowledge gaps. Here are my observations.
Canola can yield 100 bu./ac. with the right soil and weather, but targeting the highest yield potential is often a sure path to bankruptcy. A better target is profit — with consideration for individual circumstances and appetite for risk.