What are those geese eating?

September 5, 2019 - Issue 23

Fields that attract a lot of geese this time of year could be fields with a lot of harvest losses. Are your harvest losses so high that you’re attracting geese?

Canola harvest losses can realistically be as high as five bu./ac., and are commonly around one to two bu./ac. This is anywhere from 10 to 50 times higher than average seeding rates. Not only does this reduce profit margin and yield, but it contributes significantly to the weed seedbank, creating volunteer issues for years to come.

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