* LIVE * CX-6 SMART Seeder™ Canola Demonstrations
June 27th, 2017
On Tuesday June 27th, 2017 the award winning CX-6 SMART Seeder™ will be performing Canola seeding demonstrations at the Lacombe Research & Development Centre, the home of canolaPALOOZA 2017 in Alberta Canada.
The event generates an attendance of over 500 people bringing together growers, scientists, and the very best research and agronomy extension professionals into one place for a day of interactive in-field learning and interaction.
A Clean Seed SMART Seeder™ will be on site to perform live demonstrations at the event along with several members of our team to provide technical walk throughs and further information on the technology.
On May 31st, 2017 Clean Seed Capital Group, our award winning CX-6 SMART Seeder™ and our distribution partner Rocky Mountain Equipment were invited by senior members of the Canola Council of Canada to seed a demonstration zone ahead of this event.
SMART Seeder™ seeding the Lacombe Research & Development Centre, AB
For our readers who may not know:
Who or what is the Canola Council of Canada?
The Canola Council is the first industry association in Canada to encompass all links in the value chain. Together, we are building on the strengths of canola, Canada’s greatest agricultural success story.
Canola Council Members: include canola growers, life science companies, grain handling companies, exporters, processors, as well as food and feed manufacturers. All sit at the same table to develop a common platform for growth.
The mission: to advance the growth and profitability of the canola industry based on innovation, sustainability, resilience and the creation of superior value for a healthier world. The goal is to ensure the industry’s continued growth, demand, stability and success – achieving 52 bu/acre and 26 MMT by the year 2025.
What is Canola?
Canada’s greatest agricultural success story
In just a few decades, canola has become one of the world’s most important oilseed crops and the most profitable commodity for Canadian farmers.
The plant belongs to the Brassica genus, the botanical family that includes cauliflower and cabbages.
The name canola is a contraction of Canada and ola, meaning oil. To earn the name canola, products must meet an internationally regulated standard.
The world’s healthiest vegetable oil is extracted from the seeds of the canola plant. The seeds are 44% oil – more than double the oil content of soybeans. In addition to its heart-healthy properties, canola oil is renowned for its fine culinary qualities.
High-protein meal is produced from the other 56% of the canola seed. Canola meal is an excellent animal feed for cattle, poultry, swine and fish. When fed to dairy cows, it can increase milk production by one litre per day. Researchers have also developed a protein isolate that could one day be used for human nutrition.
Biofuel feedstock is one of the newer uses for canola. It’s the feedstock of choice for Canadian-produced biodiesel because of its exceptional cold weather performance. Compared to fossil diesel, canola biodiesel reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 90%.
A triumph of innovation
Canola is the world’s only “Made in Canada” crop. It was developed by researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Manitoba in the 1970s, using traditional plant breeding techniques.
Today innovation continues to drive the industry. Researchers are exploring new uses for the plant and pushing the boundaries of where canola can be grown. Advances in seed are improving yields, hardiness and profitability while elevating oil and meal to even higher levels of quality.