The DrawBacks of a Short Lentil Rotation – Troy LaForge, GreenKey Solutions

With the pricing advantages for canola and lentils right now in the prairies, many growers are moving to tighter and tighter crop rotations.    These tighter rotations include lentils more often and the exclusion of cereals in a canola lentil rotation.  This is similar to the exclusion of wheat in corn soybean rotations in Ontario.  Balanced rotations will always be the most beneficial long term strategy no matter where you farm in Canada.

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At CropWeek in Saskatoon Troy Laforge, GreenKey Solutions discussed some of the negatives of moving to ultra short lentil rotations and not including cereals.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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