Canola in Bloom

Did you know?

Canola is the world's only "Made in Canada" crop. It was developed by researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Manitoba in the 1970s, using traditional plant breeding techniques.

The 3 primary uses for canola are:

  1. Vegetable oil - 44% of the seed is oil, which is double the content of soybeans

  2. High protein meal - the remaining 56% of the seed can be used as feed for cattle, poultry, swine and fish. Productivity increases in milk production can be up to 1 litre per day.

  3. Biofuel feedstock - a newer use for canola, the cold weather performance makes canola a new choice for biodiesel.

Drone scouting of the canola field and in field scouting using a digital scouting app.

In addition to the agronomic practices each farmer is using to increase productivity - we are leveraging some additional data collection mechanisms to track those practices and the impact at a much more specific level than in previous years.

We look forward to sharing the results - and the multiple ways we are trying to capture and visualize the impact.