German farmers cannot grow genetically-modified crops. They lost access to neonicotinoid seed treatments, and now nitrogen rates are restricted. European leaders have environmental and political reasons for all three decisions, but they come at a cost. One cost is yield. When agriculture strives for more efficient and sustainable use of arable land, agriculture can meet... Read More
Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Grande Prairie as part of the Alberta Canola Conference on Wednesday January 24, 2024, from 10:30 am until noon. There is no charge to attend the Annual General Meeting or the Alberta Canola Conference. The Annual General Meeting will also be accessible online to growers and guests... Read More
Optimum canola crop yield is directly related to vegetative ground cover, according to research by the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba. The study indicates that seeding rate and row spacing are key factors in maximizing vegetative ground cover which in turn maximizes the solar energy plants need for seed growth. “Think of... Read More
When it comes to trying to foster an inclusive space, Mark Belmonte, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Manitoba (U of M), says it’s important for everybody to feel welcome. “I didn’t always feel welcome in schools when I was growing up,” Belmonte says. “It’s important for me to make sure people... Read More
Germany has the highest canola (a.k.a. oilseed rape) yields in the world, according to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service statistics, and the European Union as a bloc now edges Canada for top tonnage produced. What can we learn from Germany?