Ten new research findings to improve 2022 canola production

canola research

Photo credit for feature image: Dr. BaoLuo Ma’s research team Although the 2021 growing season was very challenging for many canola growers, several research projects were able to progress and wrap up. For an efficient year-end review, the outcomes of completed canola research projects are summarized in the 9th annual 2021 Canola Digest: Science Edition.…

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Choose the right placement for nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer applications

Seeding canola

The fertilizer application goal of maximizing nutrient use efficiency by ensuring nutrients are available to the plants without causing toxicity and by minimizing losses to the environment can be challenging. But choosing application practices that use the Right placement, Right source, Right rate and Right timing (as part of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship recommendations) for…

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Research behind suitable fertilizer source choices

Nutrient management is a key part of planning for every growing season, and a major component of 4R nutrient stewardship. This includes considering the Right rate, Right place, Right time and Right source when making nutrient management and fertilizer application decisions for each field, each year. Although micronutrients can also be considered, the primary focus…

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Overlap reductions and efficiency opportunities with sectional control

Agriculture is full of innovative examples, and improvements to farm equipment over time is no exception. Farm equipment has increased in size and functionality and improved in efficiencies. Sectional control has also evolved from manual to automatic implement shut-off options to specific section sizes. The most precise automatic sectional-control technology on the market is currently…

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Risk factors and important considerations for canola storage

Safely storing harvested canola is critical to maintaining seed quality until it can be delivered. Several risk factors can be considered for the type and size of storage options and equipment that a grower has, as well as the logistics of the operation and the amount of time that the grain will be stored for.…

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