Canola Digest 2016 Science Issue
Science

Assessing current soil-test based fertilizer recommendations

Key Result: Soil-test-based fertilizer applications can be a sustainable and economical technique to optimize crop production and profit margin, but aren’t always used due to questions of effectiveness. This study found that soil test recommendations are fairly accurate and provide good information to growers in both direct seeding and conventional tillage systems. Project title, Principal...
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Profitability and sustainability can go hand-in-hand

Key Result: BMPs can improve canola production while simultaneously advancing environmental stewardship. This study identifies factors that contribute to improved canola production efficiency on the Canadian Prairies. It also examines the relationship between production efficiency and adoption of select environmental stewardship practices. These results may be of use for policy makers in identifying areas of...
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Science

Storage bags work best with dry canola

Key result: This research looked at the feasibility of bag storage for canola and the effects on seed quality based on moisture content and length of storage time. Dry canola seeds can be safely stored for six to eight months in bags, but canola at 12 per cent moisture should be stored only temporarily. Project...
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