Should farmers make a substantial investment to fix their unprofitable acres? Or cut farm losses and set them aside? The Canola Discovery Forum had a session on this topic, with two presentations on fixes and one on setting acres aside.
Bonnie Mandziak, Christian Hansen and Garth Donald participated in a Canola Discovery Forum panel on precision agriculture technology. They described upcoming technology that most excites them. Answers included hyperspectral imaging and a plant stress indicator called Innerplant.
The CAP Canola Cluster Wrap-Up on day four of Canola Week featured short reports on 16 research projects from the Canola AgriScience Cluster.
This case study describes how one farm uses optical spot spraying technology. Name: Carl deConinck Smith Location: Fiske, Saskatchewan Soil zone: Brown Crops: Canola, peas, lentils, wheat, barley, durum and flax “With our system, we average a quarter litre of glyphosate over the whole field, but put up to 1.25 litres per acre on each... Read More
Canola Digest asked its six farmer panelists to describe the best innovation they thought of themselves or recently adopted on the farm. Farmers are innovating or applying innovations all the time, trying to find better ways to solve problems. They may not even realize they’re doing it. Fiona Jochum St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba When Fiona... Read More