Pros and cons of wider row spacing
Chris Holzapfel, Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation, and William May, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Indian Head, just completed a SaskCanola-funded study called “Investigating wider row spacing in no-till canola: Implications for weed competition, response to nitrogen fertilizer, and seeding rate recommendations.”
Project Summary: A multi-year study was initiated in 2013 at Indian Head to evaluate the impacts of wider row spacing on canola (Brassica napus) performance and investigate implications for seeding rate, N fertilizer and weed management recommendations.
The results indicated that canola is relatively insensitive to increasing row spacing and there are many factors to consider in determining the optimal row spacing for individual farms. Pros and cons exist for both narrow and wide row spacing – this is a complex issue that can affect entire production systems and, therefore, there is no likely single optimal row spacing for all farm operations.
To read the short or full report on this research project, visit saskcanola.com/research/projectreports.php.
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Saskatchewan Oilseed Producer Meetings
Plan to attend an oilseeds producer meeting to get the latest crop
production information for canola,
flax and mustard.
Moose Jaw – November 14
Swift Current – November 15
Rosetown – November 16
North Battleford – November 17
Canadian Western Agribition Grain Expo
Grain Expo is a two-day speaker conference and trade show aimed at grain producers and their related industry.
November 21 & 22, 2017
Evraz Place, Regina
Grain Grading Workshops
Join SaskBarley, Sask Wheat,
SaskCanola, CIGI and the CGC for an informative workshop on grain grading.
Rosetown – November 28
North Battleford – November 29
For the latest event details and pre-registration information, please visit saskcanola.com or call 1-877-241-7044.
Saskatchewan’s inaugural canolaPALOOZA was held on June 20 at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre. We had over 200 people come through plots, with topics ranging from the history of canola to insect management to sprayer technology to on-farm trials and everything in between! But this was no ordinary field tour – each station featured an interactive component to ensure that the learnings were memorable. From disc golf to dunk tanks to food trucks, it was the premiere agronomy event of the summer! These photos show some of what you missed. Find full details at