Ten acres of canola were grown in 2015 with a grower co-operator near Echo Bay. Bayer CropScience provided seed for variety InVigor L130.
Previous crop was a long-term hay field. Canola was planted the first week in June and harvested September 24th. No additional nutrients were applied to the crop.
|Dry yield (tons/acre)||0.957|
|Unit Price ($/ton)||466.70|
Canola yielded 0.96 tons/acre at 9.4% moisture. The grower reported no economic difference between growing canola and horse hay that year.
In 2004, nine canola varieties were tested in the Portlock area. Yields on these small plots ranged from 0.44 – 0.95 tons/acre with an average of 0.72 tons/acre. The trial was planted June 8th and harvested in mid-November.
Thanks to Craig and Sandy Holmberg for their hard work in making this trial a success.
RAIN hopes to continue testing a range of crop types and varieties in 2016. Producers interested in assisting with this project are asked to please contact:
Phone: 705-942-7927 x3147