Soil tests can help producers optimize fertilizer rates and improve profitability

There are several unknowns (environmental and otherwise) prior to the start of the growing season, but pre-season planning and decision-making can still occur with quality data and available information. For growers and agronomists following 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices, preparations can include assessing multiple years of soil test results on each field to try and optimize fertilizer…

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Impacts of continuous canola on root microbes

Photo credit: Dumonceaux and Helgason research team High commodity and input prices emphasize the importance of economics and can put pressure on crop rotations. One way to help increase profits, which is a key agronomic priority of the Canola Council of Canada, is by applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate, right time…

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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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