The Canadian canola industry’s Keep It Coming strategic plan, which set the goal of achieving an average yield of 52 bu./ac. to meet global market demand of 26 million tonnes by 2025, is at the halfway point.
A workshop conducted at the International Rapeseed Congress in 2019 brought together production and agronomic experts from a number of major rapeseed-producing countries, including Canada, Germany, France, U.K., Poland and Australia, to discuss agronomy issues in global canola production. Big issues include pests, pesticide regulations and more.
Canadian Canola Growers Association started in 1984, when a group of canola farmers from Western Canada came together to give farmers access to the same financing program that had been available on cereal grains for many years.
Jason Fockler and Warren Pridham use their variable-rate fertilizer maps to also apply variable-rate canola seed. With more seed applied to higher mortality areas, the result is a more even stand.
Levels of plant-available phosphorus are drifting lower in many fields of Western Canada, and this “hidden hunger” will be hurting yields. Phosphorus rates that at least match crop removal are necessary to maintain soil productivity.