Canola and Rapeseed Farming
Rapeseed and Canola crops both belong to the cabbage or mustard family and are used for their oil-rich seeds. Canola is a type of rapeseed that was bred to rid the oil of glucosinolates and erucic acid. Canola is mostly used to describe the oil from rapeseed plants that contain less than 30 micromoles of glucosinolates and less than 2 percent erucic acid. It was originally a trademark name but has become the generic term for rapeseed containing low levels of erucic acid and glucosinolates. (Outside of the U.S., especially in the UK, rapeseed is the more commonly used term.) The plant portion of rapeseed crops can be used as feed for livestock, increasing its usefulness as a crop.
Methods of Fertilizing Canola Crops
For broadcasting methods of fertilizing canola, you will need to increase the amount of phosphate fertilizer to increase the probability of the seeds accessing the nutrient. To save on usage, it is best to work the canola fertilizer into the soil at the seedbed level. Fertoz manufactures phosphate fertilizer that has high levels of available phosphorus and maintains a consistent level of phosphorus in your soil, making it a smart choice for a good long-term organic canola farming strategy. It is important to note that our testing has shown that our fertilizer works more effectively in acidic soil yet can achieve the same efficacy in basic soils when combined with sulfur and humate.
Improving Organic Fertilizer Supply for Canola Crops
A lack of nutritional analysis and effective supply chain infrastructure is what prompted the founders of Fertoz to amend the way organic fertilizers are produced, marketed, and sold to organic canola operations. We conducted extensive research to locate a source of rock-phosphate with high levels of available phosphorus that is also close to freight trucking and rail lines, making it easy to supply organic canola and rapeseed crop markets. Fertoz does not inflate the capabilities of our canola fertilizer; instead, we back our sales with testing, research, and feedback from the farmers who use our product.