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What’s your canola-seeding rate?

New online calculators can help get this key decision just right

When it comes to putting in canola, few decisions are more important than getting the seeding rate right. Now there are two new online calculators that you can find at that will help determine the correct plant stand for an individual field. The calculators determine target plant density and seeding rate, and allow farmers […] Read more

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Get a jump in April with these jobs

Your canola crop can benefit later from steps you take now

It’s still a bit early to get into the field, but here are a few jobs you can do now to set yourself up for success this season. Get the drill ready. Check each opener, tire and hose. If you have a perfectly flat spot for levelling, that may also help achieve consistent seed and […] Read more

How early is too early to seed canola?

There are better options for early seeding, especially in wetter areas where soil moisture isn’t an ongoing worry

Fields may have soil temperatures adequate for canola establishment and enough moisture for emergence, but should growers seed canola in early to mid-April? Past experience would suggest that starting on peas and maybe some cereals in mid-April would be the preferred early-seeding choice, with canola going in late April and early May. Growers may see […] Read more