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How to use spore testers for sclerotinia

Canola growers and agronomists can use spore detection tools to identify the presence of the sclerotinia pathogen in a field. This answers a major question – but not the only question — when it comes to sclerotinia stem rot risk.

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Farmer Panel

How do you test a new product?

On-farm trials are essential for farmers who want their own data on the effectiveness of new products and ideas. Setting up trials and taking them to harvest does requires a little extra work and planning, but the result is more informed decision-making and a better idea of what provides a return on investment – and what doesn’t.

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Soil sampling as step toward improved land use

Fertilizer rates based on soil sampling is a basic part of 4R nutrient management. This article explains how Federated Co-op 4R designated agronomists can help a farm allocate fertilizer resources based on the productivity of each field or zones within each field.

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Agronomy Insights

Agronomy Insights

Agronomy Insights - Tips and tools from the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team
Canola yields in Canada were “average” in 2020. Buried within this “average” is good news out of southern Alberta where farmers had their best year in a long time. In many other areas, fields were looking good in June but then fizzled to average by September. Most farmers were probably satisfied with the result, especially...
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