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Hail Recovery – Canola

 

 

 

Farming Smarter Project

Timeline: 2015-2017

Project contact: Ken Coles

Collaborators: Rodney Werezuk & Ralph Lange, InnoTech Alberta

 

Abstract

For producers, there are few things as devastating as a hail storm. Farmers want to make decisions about how to managed a hailed crop based on real evidence. To date, there is limited information on what to do. This study aims to provide information to assist in the decision making.

Objective

To study effect on yield of various rates of hail damage at various stages in crop growth

Method

Treatments:

  1. 3 leaf, 25% damage
  2. 3 leaf, 50% damage
  3. 3 leaf, 75% damage
  4. 3 leaf, 100% damage
  5. First flower visible (FFV), 25% damage
  6. First flower visible (FFV), 50% damage
  7.  First flower visible (FFV), 75% damage
  8. First flower visible (FFV), 100% damage
  9. 7 Days after flowering (DAF), 25% damage
  10. 7 Days after flowering (DAF), 50% damage
  11. 7 Days after flowering (DAF), 75% damage
  12. 7 Days after flowering (DAF), 100% damage
  13. 14 Days after flowering (DAF), 25%
  14. 14 Days after flowering (DAF), 50%
  15. 14 Days after flowering (DAF), 75%
  16. 14 Days after flowering (DAF), 100%
  17. 21 Days after flowering (DAF), 25%
  18. 21 Days after flowering (DAF), 50%
  19. 21 Days after flowering (DAF), 75%
  20. 21 Days after flowering (DAF), 100%
  21. Check

Results

Recommendations

Media

DIY hail, Top Crop Manager March 2016

Hail simulations give crops a beating, Western Producer July 2015

 

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