Broadcast seeding canola – Tips

Consistent success for canola crop establishment tends to come when seed is placed 1/2” to 1” deep into warm, moist soil and packed lightly for rapid and uniform emergence. Broadcast seeding is often considered a last resort, only to be used when proper placement with a drill is not possible. Please read this updated article for full details.

This canola was broadcast onto fairly heavy residue. Source: Justine Cornelsen
This canola was broadcast onto fairly heavy residue. Source: Justine Cornelsen
The same field was then harrowed, which will improve seed to soil contact. Source: Justine Cornelsen
The same field was then harrowed, which will improve seed to soil contact. Source: Justine Cornelsen