Alberta Canola provided carbon policy updates through 2021 in a series of articles called “Temperature Check”. With this article, the Temperature Check author shares highlights on existing programs and provides an update on the upcoming Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System.
New research from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada found that dairy cows’ methane emissions, as a percentage of gross energy intake, declined as the amount of canola meal in the diet increased. This energy was captured in greater milk production, rather than lost to the atmosphere.
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.