Trying a new product?

June 30, 2016 - Issue 15

Heard good things about a new product and want to give it a try? Good practice is to try it on a few strips in a few fields over a few years. Mark the strips and compare yields for treated versus untreated areas.

Growers have lots of $5-per-acre treatment options that may or may not provide an economic return in their area or in combination with their own best practices. As growers attempt to expand their knowledge and experience about a certain product, look to share results with other growers trying the same product or ask the broader farm community through social media such as Twitter.

The Canola Council of Canada has field scale trial protocols so canola growers can implement their own on-farm research trials, and test and evaluate the performance of new tools or techniques for their farms.

Further reading:

Ultimate Canola Challenge results from 2013 and 2014
Ultimate Canola Challenge results from 2015

Canola Watch