Effect of Cereal Crop Residue Distribution on the Following Year's Canola Emergence and Yield

Researcher: Nathan Gregg & Katelyn Blechinger, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), Humboldt SK

Project Code: CARP SCDC/ADF 2016-15

Final Report: July 2021

Summary: Residue management is a significant challenge for producers on a year-to-year basis. Wheat and canola crops are often grown in rotation, and it is important to understand how wheat crop residue management can affect the emergence of canola in a rotation. In this three-year project, the objectives were to analyze canola emergence and yield based on different wheat residue harvest management strategies. The results varied by year with few significant differences between the residue management and post-harvest treatments. However proper residue management is recommended on farm for a good plant stand, ease of in-field management, and a good canola harvest outcome.

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