Farmer Panel

Innovations in action

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...
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Canola Research Hub

Biocontrol organisms reduce cutworms in canola

The Canola Research Hub recently highlighted three research studies that investigated nematodes, parasitoids and other insect pest predators that impact cutworms in canola. These biocontrol organisms may be currently providing pest management assistance or could provide optional biocontrol in the coming years.

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Feature

Farmers want canola-friendly weather

The Canola Council of Canada surveyed growers in late 2022 to check in on adoption of best practices, agronomy priorities and risks to canola production. Weather is the biggest risk factor. Flea beetles are the most costly pest. And of the CCC agronomy priorities, harvest management had the top score for impact on yield.

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Feature

Nasty weeds get an R rating

Weeds are turning. Herbicide resistance built up slowly and has finally hit a critical point where observation must become action. We need to turn down the R-rating on weeds – more Mister Rogers and less Larry Flynt. This article explains how.

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