Canola Grower Survey

Researcher: Elwin Smith, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lethbridge AB, R.Carew, AAFC, Summerland BC, S. Jeffrey and D. LeRoy, University of Alberta

Project Code: 3.7.9

Final Report: April 2013

Summary: During the winter of 2011-2012, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canola Council of Canada sponsored a survey of canola growers across the three Prairie provinces to determine management practices and inputs used by the growers. The
benefits of the survey provided producers and the industry with information on production systems that producers are using which are efficient and profitable, and to identify production or technical barriers that needed to be overcome. Identification of the practices used by the top growers that obtain top yields, versus those with much lower yield, will help to focus extension and information needs for producers. The survey was also used to document canola production practices, a requirement in an application by the Canola Council of Canada to have Canadian canola allowed into Europe to produce biodiesel.

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