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A big stretch for canola yields

A big stretch for canola yields

At current rates of increase, canola yields will average 38 bushels in 2025. The Canola Council is shooting for 52. Is it possible?

Reading Time: 5 minutes You don’t get there unless you try. That’s the reasoning behind the Canola Council of Canada’s ambitious plan for Canada to produce 26 million tonnes at 52 bushels per acre by 2025. “Targeting is the one word that defines this strategy over others before it,” says Canola Council president Patti Miller. “Targeting in agronomy and […] Read more

The future of minor wheat classes

The future of minor wheat classes

Recent changes in marketing and grading regulations should mean more acres, but non-CWRS wheats are still struggling to find their place

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a chicken-and-egg standoff. Prairie farmers are enthusiastic about the higher yields from minor classes like Prairie spring, extra strong and winter wheat, but they want an assured market. Marketers say they can sell it — if farmers grow a consistent supply. Then there’s the question or where to spend scarce research dollars. “Our association […] Read more


soybean pod in farmer's hand

Taking the pulse of soybeans in the West

Soybean Guide: For soybeans to take over in the West, they’ll need to nudge pulses aside. These farmers say, don’t bet on it

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pulses are among Canada’s crop success stories, with strong agronomics and dynamite market opportunities. But a new challenger is trying to win acres away from pulses, and yes, that challenge is extremely well established in other parts of North America and around the globe, which means this might become an interesting family fight. But the […] Read more