QWhat is the average crop yield for GMO and nonGMO canola in Canada?

What is the average crop yield for GMO and nonGMO canola in Canada?

AExpert Answer

Traditional canola yields in the 1980s and 1990s prior to the commercialization of GM canola were 22-25 bushels per acre.

 

All of the canola grown in Canada is now herbicide tolerant. Most of the varieties that are herbicide tolerant have been created through genetic modification, but a small percentage of the market is from varieties developed by mutagenesis. The mutagenic varieties account for 6-8% of the market. There is no longer any non-herbicide tolerant canola in Canada.

 

In the past three years, the Canadian averages for canola yields have ranged between 35 and 40 bushels per acre.

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