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.
Keep it Clean! is a joint initiative of the Canola Council of Canada, Cereals Canada and Pulse Canada, working together to provide growers like you with tools and resources for growing crops that meet the requirements of our domestic and export customers.
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.
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.
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.