Canola School

  • January 11, 2021

    Canola School: Balancing long-term rotation value with strong grain prices

    The time of year where many are starting to plan for their 2021 growing season has begun, and at the end of the day, the markets will play into those decisions. While we need to be able to make a profit off of the crops we put so much effort into, we also can’t deny... Read More

  • December 26, 2020

    Locking in a reasonable ROI on the first 30% of new crop could be a smart strategy for 2021

    When it comes to marketing grain crops, we all seem to have different strategies, and there isn’t necessarily one ‘correct’ answer. In the late 2020 oilseeds market, we are seeing highs that haven’t been experienced in years. And the prices just keep climbing. Those that sold weeks ago at what they thought were the highs,... Read More

  • December 21, 2020

    Canola School: How varieties are tested in-field

    You may not have heard of the Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee (WCCRRC), but the organization is responsible for setting the framework for canola variety recommendations and the testing system for varieties for western Canada. “Their job is to provide guidance and oversight to the program that I administer on behalf of the WCCRRC as... Read More

  • December 18, 2020

    Canola School: Frequency of canola in rotation — the economics and the risks

    More diverse crop rotations are better, agronomically speaking, but economically speaking, the story is not always so clear. Cash flow in the immediate term sometimes takes centre stage when growing a high-profit crop such as canola. But what if growing a more diverse rotation was just as profitable as growing canola in a one-in-two, or... Read More

  • December 10, 2020

    Canola School: Protecting fertilizer applications helps profitability and the environment

    Farmers work hard to maximize fertilizer applications, both for economic and environmental reasons. Making sure all that money spent in fertilizer gets turned into crop — not lost as greenhouse gas emissions — is a key concept in today’s farming practices. “We want to make sure a producer is realizing value from every gram of... Read More

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