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:
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.
Canada’s much-increased soil carbon sequestration since 2005 has been driven largely by the increase in area and yield of canola.
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.