Canola growers can increase yield and improve profitability with cultivars that suit local growing conditions, the specific farm system and challenges unique to each field. Use our decision tree to think through cultivar selection for 2024.
The canola disease verticillium stripe is found across the Prairies and is already at yield-damaging levels in Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. This article provides tips to accurate diagnosis this fall.
March 2023—This case study describes how one farm uses optical spot spraying technology. Name: Carl deConinck Smith Location: Fiske, Saskatchewan Soil zone: Brown Crops: Canola, peas, lentils, wheat, barley, durum and flax “With our system, we average a quarter litre of glyphosate over the whole field, but put up to 1.25 litres per acre on each... Read More
Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Jason Casselman is digging into tile drainage as a land improvement option for farms in Western Canada. The $1,000 to $1,400 per acre investment works for many decades to improve productivity, especially in land where ponding and crop drown-outs are common.
November 2022—The canola industry has a goal to see 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices used on 90 per cent of canola acres by 2025. Farmers following 4R use the right source of fertilizer at the right rate, right time and right place to get more from each tonne of fertilizer. This nutrient use efficiency improves economics and... Read More