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Unusual year for canola to be brought up at Ag Days

16.01.2018 12:07
By: Matthew Higgs

Manitoba had a record average of 44 bushels per acre last year


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - It was an unusual year for canola.

The majority of the province experienced below average rainfall, a hot and dry July and high insect pest activity all usually bad news for canola.

But, Manitoba had a record average of 44 bushels per acre according to Statistics Canada.

Agronomy Specialist for Canola Council of Canada, Angela Brackenreed will be giving a review of the 2017 season which she calls "pleasantly surprising".

"I will be going through some of the weather trends, and some of the disease reports for Manitoba this past year," said Brackenreed.

Along with going through what happened last year, Brackenreed will make some predictions for this year, an always difficult task.

"We'll look at what the fall soil survey is telling us and how that could impact us for next spring," said Brackenreed.

She will be speaking at the FCC Theatre on Tuesday at 9:00am.