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New clubroot resource highlights importance of using CR cultivars early to keep spores low

October 5, 2021 – A new factsheet available at clubroot.ca helps distill the key practices to mitigate clubroot and maintain profitability, including growing clubroot-resistant (CR) cultivars responsibly on all canola acres.  In 2020, only 39 per cent of the canola cultivars grown in the Canadian Prairies were CR (Canadian Grain Commission, 2020). While CR will…

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Use soil tests to take advantage of a challenging year

September 27, 2021 – The principles of 4R nutrient management include a couple of jobs that could be done in the fall. One is soil testing – a relatively easy practice that doesn’t require a large investment. The other is fall banding of nitrogen – if fall application is part of your fertilizer system. Soil…

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New research demonstrates increased milk production and reduced greenhouse gas emissions when dairy cows are fed canola meal

September 22, 2021 – A recently published research project found that canola meal improves the environmental footprint of milk production – reducing methane emissions and nitrogen losses, along with a boost in milk production.  Published in the September 2021 issue of Journal of Dairy Science, “Diet supplementation with canola meal improves milk production, reduces enteric…

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