KEY PRACTICE: Analysis of 35 canola seeding rate studies shows that hybrid canola can achieve its yield potential when at least five plants per square foot survive to harvest.
PROJECT TITLE, LEAD RESEARCHER: “Determining the economic plant density in canola,” 2009, Steve Shirtliffe, University of Saskatchewan
GROWER ORGANIZATION FUNDER: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola
This meta-analysis of 35 previous canola seeding rate studies concluded that crops with fewer than 50 plants per square metre (about five per square foot) almost always have yield.
The objective of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of canola seeding rate and plant population trials to determine the optimum seeding rate and plant population. A meta-analysis statistically combines the results of several studies to increase the inference of the results.Open the PDF to read the entire research summary from the 2015 Science Issue of Canola Digest
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