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Wetland monitoring demonstrates pesticide stewardship

The Canola Council of Canada and Canadian Canola Growers Association partnered to survey wetlands for neonic residue, providing the data to the PMRA for its review of neonic seed treatments. Of the 157 samples taken, 80 per cent had no neonics detected and the other 20 per cent had extremely low levels.

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Ontario growers test canola-soybeans double crop

Winter canola would benefit farmers in southern Ontario looking for a profitable crop to expand the rotation, but corn and soybeans are harvested too late to get the crop established. A new concept – winter canola and soybeans harvested the same year – is getting some attention.

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A probe of possibilities

Crop Intelligence Moisture Probe in field

Soil moisture makes yield, but how much do you know about your soil moisture levels? Metre-deep moisture probes combined with cellular communication are giving growers continuous updates on yield potential based on soil water, which can help with decisions on fertilizer top-dress, fungicide applications and marketing.

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