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Handy calculators for canola seeding

The Canola Council of Canada has two new smartphone-friendly calculators — one for seeding rate and another for a target plant stand.

The target plant stand calculator has several criteria that you select for your farm: Uniformity of the stand you expect on your farm, early-season frost risk, expected weed and pest situation, and length of growing season.

The seeding rate calculator also has several criteria such as 1,000 seed weight; target plant density, and estimated survival rate. In addition to the calculators, the website has resources on topics such as conducting plant counts, recording emergence data, and factors affecting emergence.

To give it a try, visit www.canolacalculator.ca.

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