Canola Sustainability - Risk Mitigation and Canola Sustainability All Phases Rotations

Researcher: K.Neil Harker, John O’Donovan, Kelly Turkington, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lacombe AB, Robert Blackshaw, Newton Lupwayi, AAFC Lethbridge, AB, Eric Johnson, AAFC Scott SK, Yantai Gan, AAFC Swift Current, Gary Peng, AAFC Saskatoon SK, Byron Irvine, Ramona Mohr, AAFC Brandon MB

Project Code: 3.7.7

Final Report: April 2013

Summary: Growing canola in tighter rotations increases risks and can dramatically decrease yields. Researchers conducted two 6-year studies to determine the agronomic and economic implications of growing canola in "tight" rotations. Researchers found that production and economic risks were higher in continuous canola or canola in a two year rotation depending on the variety and location. The final results will be completed
at the end of 2014 and are expected to confirm preliminary results.

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