Agronomy Insights

A Better Flea Beetle Management Plan

Agronomy Insights - Tips and tools from the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team

September 2021—

Flea beetles are one of the most prominent pests for canola, and were particularly harmful this year with the warm and dry spring, which disadvantaged the crop and encouraged flea beetle development. This article looks back at 2021 and provides some management tips for 2022.

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Our Agronomy Focus Areas For 2021

March 2021—Each year, we look for new focus areas that ultimately support grower profitability and productivity while also promoting agronomically sound crop rotations, biodiversity and improvements to soil and water use. By balancing all of these objectives, Canadian canola can maintain its strong, established brand and use these achievements to keep and expand its market share....
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Agronomy Insights

Agronomy Insights - Tips and tools from the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team
January 2021—Canola yields in Canada were “average” in 2020. Buried within this “average” is good news out of southern Alberta where farmers had their best year in a long time. In many other areas, fields were looking good in June but then fizzled to average by September. Most farmers were probably satisfied with the result, especially...
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Seed traits: What are the standards?

November 2020—This list covers the options available for canola seed traits and describes official standards (if any) for each trait. Western Canada Rapeseed and Canola Recommending Committee (WCC/RRC) is the industry body that recommends to the CFIA which canola cultivars get registered. The CFIA collects a lot of information from the WCC/RRC as well as company...
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Agronomy Insights

Agronomy Insights - Tips and tools from the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team
September 2020—One goal of the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team is to encourage canola growers to consider choosing hybrids based on the opportunities and challenges in each particular field. This approach is seen as one way to improve productivity and profitability of the crop. Here are some scenarios describing how a farm might benefit from...
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