While planters can, in theory, provide a picket-fence of perfectly spaced, uniformly-emerging canola plants, the path to get there is full of challenges for farms in Western Canada who want one seeding tool that works in a no-till system.
Canola growers and agronomists can use spore detection tools to identify the presence of the sclerotinia pathogen in a field. This answers a major question – but not the only question — when it comes to sclerotinia stem rot risk.
Fertilizer rates based on soil sampling is a basic part of 4R nutrient management. This article explains how Federated Co-op 4R designated agronomists can help a farm allocate fertilizer resources based on the productivity of each field or zones within each field.
The new Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN), which includes the smart farms at Olds College and Lakeland College, will help innovators make the connections necessary to test an idea and bring it to market.
New studies show canola meal fed to dairy cows can help to reduce their output of methane and nitrous oxide, two greenhouse gases that create a lot of attention for cattle businesses.