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Growers at the table

Science Edition 2019—

Canola growers, through their provincial canola organizations, are helping to drive the research priorities for canola in Canada. Provincial research committee chairs explain the benefit of grower-funded and grower-directed research.

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2018-19 Research Investment

Science Edition 2019—Manitoba Canola Growers work to fund, direct, develop and distribute practical, science-based research focused on agronomy. Grower funded research and extension is one of the most valuable services we offer to our membership. Focusing on research that no one else is doing and digging deeper to strengthen our network of research collaborations allows us to...
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Heavy tillage on moist fields increases compaction, reduces yield

Science Edition 2019—KEY RESULT: Heavy tillage can increase soil compaction, reduce soil strength and reduce canola yields, especially when carried out under higher moisture conditions and in the spring, prior to planting. PROJECT TITLE, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Compaction Impacts on Canola Establishment” Curtis Cavers, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Portage la Prairie FUNDING: Manitoba Canola Growers Excessive precipitation...
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Hybrid and seed lot choice could influence seeding rate

Science Edition 2019—KEY RESULT: This study compared three canola seeding rates (5, 10 and 15 seeds per square foot) with small and large seed size lots from two different hybrids. It concluded that the most economic and least risky seeding rate to achieve adequate plant stand population is about 10 seeds per square foot because the response...
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