Canola Digest January 2017 Issue
Farmer Panel

Bending tech

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.

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Four ideas from Canola Discovery Forum

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.

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Observations from Canola Discovery Forum 2016

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.

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Feature

Profits over yields

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.

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