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Gold rush: Canola oil content rising

The value of canola is derived from the percentage of oil in the seed, the quality of that oil and the percentage of protein in a tonne of meal. Through the Canadian Grain Commission Harvest Sample Program, we know that oil content is going up, quality remains well within canola standards and meal protein content is steady.

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New tech checks bins

With $50,000 or $100,000 worth of canola in just one big bin and with longer on-farm storage requirements for some contracts, farmers want help to manage these bins for good drying days, potential spoilage and even theft. Wireless bin management systems offer solutions.

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Canada seeks place in global market for plant protein

Protein Industries Canada, one of five research superclusters chosen for federal government funding, will improve Canada’s ability to take a lead role in the rising global trade in plant-based protein. Register for PIC’s Thought Leaders Summit in Winnipeg, Man. in October.

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Manage weeds with the combine

Seed crushers added to the back end of combines and modification to chaff-spread patterns are two options for integrated weed management at harvest. These practices can help manage herbicide-resistant weeds and protect working herbicides from losing their effectiveness.

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