Cultivar decisions based on the opportunities and challenges in each particular field can improve productivity and profitability of canola. Please see the updated version of this article in the Fundamentals section. It scenarios describing how a farm might benefit from adopting this strategy:
Choose the right cultivar for each field
Seed decisions based on the opportunities and challenges in each particular field can improve productivity and profitability of canola. Here are some scenarios describing how a farm might benefit from adopting this strategy: To try clubroot-resistant genetics. This is a good strategy for most of the Prairies now that clubroot is fairly widespread. Farms in…
Top dress: Identify N and S deficiency
Please read an updated version of this article. The Fertilizer section of the Canola Encyclopedia has more on nutrient deficiency symptoms. Look under the chapters headings for each nutrient.
Will a fertilizer top dress pay off?
Canola fields may benefit from a top-dress application of nitrogen or sulphur (or both) if logistics and weather prevented the full recommended application of fertilizer at or before seeding, and if improved weather conditions (rainfall, for example) have increased the yield potential of the crop. Please read the updated version of this article.
Selecting a new variety — tips
Every year canola growers have a couple dozen new canola varieties to consider. The decision to add one or two new varieties to their rotation hinges on many factors, including yield potential, disease resistance, days to maturity, lodging resistance and herbicide system. Please read the new version of this article.