By Tara de Ryk
DAVIDSON — Canola has paid off for the Town of Davidson and for Davidson Kinsmen.
Yields were about 44 bushels to the acre, according to results of the 2017 harvest of the town’s irrigation pivot land, which wrapped up Sept. 15.
The crop made a profit, proceeds of which — about $50,000 — will be split between the Kinsmen and the town.
“This year was fantastic,” said Rob Warkentin, a FieldSmart agrologist with Western Sales in Davidson.
For seven years Warkentin’s been overseeing the agronomy on the town land, which is a joint initiative of Western Sales, Davidson Kinsmen and the Town of Davidson that began in 2011.
It’s become a sort of science project for him and the rest of the team behind the community initiative.