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ISSUE DATE: 04/28/2014

No-till canola depends on residue management

By Doug Rich

Canola can be part of a successful no-till rotation, but wheat stubble must be managed properly to prevent winterkill. Producers are still searching for the best ways to manage wheat stubble in no-till canola.

The problem with planting no-till canola into wheat stubble has been winterkill, not stand establishment. Plant emergence has been similar for no-till and conventional seeding. Winter survival with no-till canola into wheat stubble is affected by seed placement and residue thickness, crown height of canola plants going into winter dormancy, soil temperatures in the fall and soil bulk density. Winter survival will decrease 10 percent to 20 percent in no-till canola fields where the stubble is not removed or burned.

“Canola allowed us to go into a no-till program,” said Jay Leeper, a producer from Dacoma, Okla.

Leeper and his brother, Lee, started growing canola in 2006, the same year they started no-till farming. Lee Leeper said it is too dry and harsh in their part of the country for soybeans to work most of the time. Corn can stand a lot of dry weather but not the hot, dry wind.

In 2006 they planted 400 acres of canola and it all froze out. Laughing about their first experience with canola, Leeper said it worked so well they tried it again the next year.

“Our crop rotation is a little different from most,” Lee Leeper said.


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