Canola’s Sustainable Future
The canola industry is focused on the future. We know that we must not only increase yield, we must also be a partner in achieving society’s environmental goals. That’s why we have set bold environmental sustainability goals to accompany our 2025 production goals:
The sustainability of higher yields
Increased production per acre can have trickle-down benefits for the farm economy and for the environment, as long as those higher yields are achieved through greater efficiency of inputs and care for the land.
Canola accounts for 70% of the increase in soil organic carbon
Canada’s much-increased soil carbon sequestration since 2005 has been driven largely by the increase in area and yield of canola.
A good stand is the foundation for success
A uniform early-established canola stand of six to eight plants per square foot can reduce pest management costs, allow for earlier harvest and improve yield compared to thinner, later and uneven stands.