Retaining crop residue benefits soil health, erosion management and crop health, but it must be managed to enable best seeding practices and crop establishment the following season.
Aeration can sometimes add moisture to grain, not remove it as planned. On-off fan strategies can limit this rewetting, but they do have drawbacks. Constant airflow can be safer and easier – even if the air isn’t drying 100 per cent of the time.
When Garry Thiel’s father grew rapeseed for the first time in the late 1940s, he straight combined the crop. Granted, this was Polish canola, which had better shatter tolerance than Argentine of the day, but I find it significant that the first inclination for early adopters like the Thiels was to cut and combine in... Read More
The Canola Research Hub at canolaresearch.ca is a user-interactive database with practical tools designed to return growers’ investment in agronomic research back to the farm. The Hub was recently featured at canolaPALOOZA across the Prairies.
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a three-year term. This year, directors are needed in regions 2, 5, 8 and 11. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within... Read More