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The ‘cool’ crop

Crops can reflect the sun’s shortwave radiation back into space, helping to cool the Earth. With its yellow flowers, canola’s reflectance is more than most other crops, providing a cooling effect of about 0.5°C during the growing season as compared to a crop like wheat.

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Aim for improved nutrient use efficiency

Pillar 2: Fertility Management

Applying enough fertilizer to maximize profit potential and taking steps to reducing nutrient losses will improve canola yield per tonne of fertilizer applied. This will have a positive effect for both economic and environmental sustainability

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Use biodiversity to your advantage

Pillar 3: Integrated Pest Management

Biodiversity of habitat across the farm can increase populations of bees and beneficials, which can increase yields and provide a natural check on insect populations. Biodiversity through crop rotations can reduce disease severity and expand management options for weeds.

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Canola and bees: A sweet relationship

Canola is good for bees, and bees are good for canola. Together, they are good for the health of our ecosystem and our economy. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and the Canadian Honey Council are working together to maintain this mutually beneficial relationship. The CCC is also a partner in Bees Matter (beesmatter.ca), an...
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