Canola School: Western Harvest Update

When we talk about harvest across the prairies, you can’t use a blanket term to cover any one province unless that comment is “variable”. In terms of exactly how much of harvest is done, some areas in the Alberta and Manitoba are finished while areas in the Northern Alberta haven’t even started yet. Yields for those farms that are already underway with harvest have reported anywhere in the range of lows from 10 to 20 and highs from 70 to 80 bushels an acre. A good deal of those lows can be attributed to an overly wet spring and a dry summer.

Leighton Blashko is Market Development Specialist for Bayer CropScience in Sherwood Park, AB. I spoke to Leighton about what he’s seen and heard so far when it comes to canola harvest across Western Canada.


If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.


Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


Optimal Fertilizer Application Timing for Hay Fields

Whether you're using commercial blends or manure, shortly after first cut is a great time to fertilize forage fields. But, wait, aren't perennial crops low-input? Top notch hay producers will tell you that fertility is paramount to getting top production out of a hay corp and to ensure maximum persistence of that stand. In this…Read more ยป


Leave a Reply