Flax Council of Canada Agronomy Evaluation
Rachel Evans, Flax Council of Canada
There is a sizeable gap between the yield potential of flax and the average yields observed in
the Prairies. Whereas the 10-year average yield for Manitoba is 21 bu/acre (Yield Manitoba 2016), Flax Council of Canada (FCC) has set up an ambitious goal to raise yield levels up to 32 bu/acre by 2025.
In order to achieve higher yields on a commercial scale, best management practices (BMPs) are required. FCC planned four flax research trials to develop BMPs for the following elements:
A) Seed treatment and fertilizer rates;
B) Seeding date, rate and row spacing;
C) Herbicides and fungicide use; and
D) Crop stubble and flax production interaction.
The trials A, C and D will be continued in 2017 at PESAI Arborg site.
Entire findings are available by downloading the report PDF.