Canola Digest 2016 Science Issue
Science

Identification of superior crop rotations

Key Result: The southeast Peace region has the highest intensity of canola acres and short canola rotations in the western Canadian Prairies. However, this study suggests that this may not be the best choice for growers in terms of long term yield, cropping system sustainability, soil moisture use, root health and economics. Project Title, Principal...
Read More
Science

The fate of sulphur fertilizers in the soil

Key Result:  Choosing the most suitable sulphur (S) fertilizer for the conditions can be difficult. This study found that soluble sulphates, thiosulphate and gypsum are effective at providing early supplies of plant-available sulphate in the seed row. An early supply of sulphate appears to be important for plant S uptake and yield. Project title, Principal...
Read More
Science

Investigation into pod drop and pod retention resistance

Key result: Seed losses at harvest can be significant. This study provides insight into pod drop and the factors impacting it. The pod retention measurement method developed and validated in this study can be used in future studies. Results from this study also suggest that pod retention is a heritable trait and could be exploited by...
Read More
«23456