Winter canola tops Ontario Canola Growers yield challenge

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A winter canola grower has won the yearly yield challenge put on by the Ontario Canola Growers.

Nathan Van Overloop, who grew the Popular winter canola variety, had a yield of 4199 pounds per acre at his farm near Chatham.

Winter canola has been tried over the past couple of years by growers in the southern part of the province who get a crop in the spring and then can often get another crop in the ground the same year.

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JR McLaughlin of Harriston had the second highest yield in the competition at 3878 pounds per acre with InVigor 255PC.

Mike Christie’s InVigor L234P yielded 3683 for third place on his farm near Tara.

Emily and Sean Helmuth had fourth place with a yield of 3628 pounds per acre, with InVigor L233P at their farm near Harriston.

Brian and Jon Wiley were fifth at 3422 pounds per acre with InVigor L255PC, growing on their farm near Meaford and Harold and Wilma Fisher also had good yields near Harriston, growing Mercedes winter canola, with a harvest of 3,412 pounds per acre.

BASF and ADM sponsor the competition.

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