Canola left out in your field? Make it count

You probably don’t even want to think about that canola that’s still out in the field this winter. But someone else is thinking about it. The Canadian Grain Commission is studying the impact of snow on canola quality. They’re looking for samples of canola from the 2016 growing year that has overwintered. CGC researchers are […] Read more

Recommended barley varieties for 2017

The Canadian Malt Barley Technical Centre has released its annual list of recommended barley seed varieties for the 2017 planting season. There are several two-row varieties on the CMBTC’s list (see table below), but only three recommended varieties of six-row barley. FP Genetics distributes pedigreed seed for two of these varieties, Legacy and Tradition. Canterra […] Read more

Editor’s Column: Bound up by resolutions

A few unhappy farmers probably went home from the commodity organizations annual general meetings in Saskatoon this January singing Rolling Stones tunes to themselves. (1) During this year’s Saskatchewan commodity group AGMs, the chairs of two levy-funded commodity groups explained to their members why they’d decided not to take action on contentious resolutions passed at […] Read more

Saskatchewan canola disease survey

Field surveyors found sclerotinia in almost all Saskatchewan fields in 2016

The incidence of sclerotinia stem rot in Saskatchewan oilseed crops was up in 2016, said Matthew Bernard, Saskatchewan provincial oilseed crops specialist. Bernard presented the results of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s 2016 canola disease survey at Oilseed Producer Meetings around the province in mid-November. In Weyburn, Bernard told oilseed growers, “there were 224 canola […] Read more

Bags Of Money On A Farm Field

The 2017 crop input rebate roundup

Different input companies offer widely different rebate programs. Use the one that suits your needs

Some of the companies Grainews contacted for our annual “rebate roundup” feature say they don’t offer rebates — they prefer to stick to simple prices. Other farm input suppliers have plans so elaborate you’ll need a calculator to figure out how much cash you’re getting back. Whether you prefer simple up-front pricing or that “just […] Read more

CPT small plot data is now online

Small plot data from the 2016 Canola Performance Trials has been posted online. At the CPT website you can look up average yield, height, lodging and days to maturity for tested canola varieties. Filters on the website let you look for results in specific locations, and directly compare one variety to another. These small plots […] Read more

High intensity, high yield. Canola plots at Ag In Motion

Ag In Motion Plots: A look back at some of the canola plots at the show

The best thing about an outdoor farm show is the opportunity to actually see crops growing and take a look at real-life equipment working in the field. With the Canola 100 Agri-Prize challenge underway, Glacier FarmMedia saw the Ag In Motion outdoor farm show near Saskatoon in July as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate high-intensity […] Read more