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More Growers Straight Cutting Canola

According to a recent poll conducted by FarmShift on behalf of BASF Canada, the number of growers straight cutting canola in Western Canada rose by 50 per cent from 2013 to the 2014 harvest season._x000D_
The poll included a sample of 400 growers from across Western Canada with minimum canola acre thresholds._x000D_
“We know that straight cutting is a practice that is becoming more and more common,” said Danielle Eastman, western herbicide brand manager at BASF Canada. “Growers who straight cut save time, labour and cost at harvest time.”_x000D_
The practice of straight cutting canola is gaining popularity. In fact, according to the study 65 per cent of growers surveyed are interested in straight cutting and 82 per cent of the growers who have already adopted the practice plan to do more of it.