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Where Farmers Grow Omega-9 Canola

Dow AgroSciences partners with major oil processors, which then contract with farmers to plant Nexera™ seeds to meet food industry demand for Omega-9 Canola Oil. The farmers who participate in this Identity Preservation (IP) program agree to keep Omega-9 Canola separate from other crops. This segregation “preserves” the quality of the crop and the resulting oil.

More than 1.5 million acres of Omega-9 Canola are planted each year, primarily in Western Canada and the Northern United States. Canola is the largest oilseed crop grown in North America, in part because it serves as an important profit source for farmers and fits well within existing crop rotations as well as the climate where it is grown.

 

Weather

Canola thrives in prairie environments, where cooler nighttime temperatures allow it to recover from hot days and limited rainfall. Canola is a water efficient crop that mostly survives on available rainfall and involves almost no irrigation compared to common field crops.

Soil Management

Farmers who grow canola often rotate between cereal crops, such as wheat or barley, and pulse crops, such as lentils and peas. This practice reduces erosion, crop disease, insects and weeds, and improves the overall sustainability of prairie agriculture.

Meet Our Farmers

Omega-9 Canola is not only a better solution for foodservice, food processing and consumers, but for growers, the crop also produces a healthier bottom line. Omega-9 Canola yields are the same as yields of conventional canola. And the farmers who make agreements to grow the crop receive a premium at the end of the season. Watch the videos to learn more about why savvy growers choose Omega-9 Canola.

Art ParrArt Link

Art Parr of Parr Farms in Dewberry, Alberta explains how Omega-9 Canola fits the environmental conditions on his farm. Watch Video.

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Ray BashutskyRay Link

Ray Bashutsky of Bashutsky Farms in Winyard, Saskatchewan describes the characteristics he looks for in the crops he plants on his farm. Watch Video.

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Jordan KambeitzJordan Link

Jordan Kambeitz of KF Kambeitz Farms in Sedley, Saskatchewan talks about the benefits to farmers of growing Omega-9 Canola under contract. Watch Video.

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Mike Keating

Mike Keating of Keating Seed Farms near Russell, Manitoba was one of the first growers to plant Omega-9 Canola. Watch Video.

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Mike Keating

Mike Keating of Keating Seed Farms near Russell, Manitoba was one of the first growers to plant Omega-9 Canola. Watch Video.

Art Parr

Art Parr of Parr Farms in Dewberry, Alberta explains how Omega-9 Canola fits the environmental conditions on his farm. Watch Video.

Jordan Kambeitz

Jordan Kambeitz of KF Kambeitz Farms in Sedley, Saskatchewan talks about the benefits to farmers of growing Omega-9 Canola under contract. Watch Video.

Ray Bashutsky

Ray Bashutsky of Bashutsky Farms in Winyard, Saskatchewan describes the characteristics he looks for in the crops he plants on his farm. Watch Video.

After harvest, the Omega-9 Canola seeds are transported to grain storage facilities where they remain segregated until processing. Learn how the seeds are converted into the high-performance Omega-9 Canola Oil food industry.

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