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Do you know your soil’s character?

Soil characteristics stay fairly consistent so don’t need to be checked too often, but use these tests to set expectations for new fields or fields that haven’t been tested recently.

With fall soil tests, ask for electrical conductivity, pH, cation exchange capacity and organic matter along with the nutrient analysis. These characteristics can influence productivity decisions for each field.

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PSI Lab tracks clubroot in soil

As part of its research investment, Manitoba Canola Growers Association funds a specialized “molecular detection” laboratory called the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) to track clubroot and other soil-borne diseases.

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Ultimate Canola Challenge tests new products

Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) tests various techniques and products to identify the best management strategies for canola growers. In 2015, UCC added an objective to help growers run their own on-farm trials.

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