I will be planting some canola (I knuckled under with all the moisture and the threat of a cool year) on 15 inch spacing this year. Was at Kirchner the other day and asked about their Monosems. Very interesting machines, and the premier small seed planter the way it sounds.
dudyou2, how are you applying your fertilizer? I see you have a cart -are you putting disc openers on the thing for fertilizer? Which closing system did you get on the planter?
I think the latest planters' seed tubes have been developed for 5.5 mph seed drop, so 6mph with canola is probably not a big deal at all.
Increase in Marketing > Increase in Yield > Increase in Land Base
Diverse crop rotation, increased residue retention and minimized tillage will increase yield and crop health more than anything we can spray or spread at litres or pounds per acre.