Canola Digest January 2017 Issue

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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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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