Plot trials are a great way to gain preliminary research findings about a particular subject. Based just outside of Lethbridge, Alta., Farming Smarter’s primary focus is applied research that helps producers make informed choices around inputs, technology and management practices for their operations. Carlo Van Herk, research technician at Farming Smarter, walks Kara Oosterhuis through the… Read More

Early spring can mean risky temperatures, especially for earlier seeded crops; and if canola has emerged already, there’s a risk of frost. If your field has had a touch of frost, the first piece of advice from Autumn Barnes, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC), is to pump the brakes. “There were… Read More

Abiotic and biotic stress during seed germination and emergence will affect a canola crop later in the season. It’s important to recognize the different types of stress in order to determine what to do differently in future years. Jack Payne, grow team advisor with Federated Co-operatives Limited, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode… Read More