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Five canola market influences to watch

When trying to predict what to expect for canola markets in 2019, you can find strong clues from chart analysis, supply and demand stats, growing conditions, the soybean market, and politics and trade issues.

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New tools bring new traits faster

Gene editing can make hybrid enhancements faster and more precise, and RNA interference provides a new pathway to refine pest management. Both can improve productivity, profitability and sustainability of canola, but commercial launch of any seed or spray needs to pass as-yet-untested regulations in Canada and in our customer countries.

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Farmer Panel

One change for the better

As you head into the 2019 growing season, what one thing would you like to change in the business this year? Machinery? Logistics? Farm size? Crop rotation? Staff management? Canola Digest asked these four farmers for their thoughts.

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PAMI studies fan speed effect on drill function

PAMI compared seed damage and distribution for two common drills running at low, medium and high fan speeds. The study found minimal damage to canola seed, even at high fan speed. The study also found that while distribution of canola seed tended to be lowest at the outer extremes, higher fan speed reduced this variability.

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