Canola has a lot of untapped yield potential. Yield starts with cultivar selection, and then relies on environmental conditions and agronomy decisions. This article will look at this three-pronged relationship – genotype (the specific canola hybrid and its traits), environment and management, often shortened to G x E x M – with extra emphasis on genetic decisions.
Even with a trait that limits the amount of pod shatter, canola hybrids left standing will experience some level of pod loss. This article provides scouting and agronomy tips to identify the point at which canola hybrids should be straight combined, so growers make the right decision – and limit harvest losses – for each specific hybrid.
Growers have dozens of clubroot-resistant canola cultivars to choose from. Using the CR trait before the disease becomes a problem is a key step in keeping the disease-causing spores low and local.
With a fall canola stem count, canola growers can see if they hit their target stand. They can also enter their results at canolacounts.ca and help the CCC assess the plant stand situation across the Prairies.
SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers are farmer-run organizations, so they need passionate farmers to run for board elections. Are you ready to put your name forward? This article describes the requirements and rewards of joining a board.