Canadian Flax Industry Update – Spring 2013
Production estimates are pegged at a million plus acres. Producers have and continue to grow flax for several good reasons:
- the net income of flax outperforms that of other crops
- flax works well in the rotation
- it is easy to grow
- it is a lower risk for the farm than other crops
Add to that, new tools in the toolbox are increasing yields and profitability for producers. One tool is the herbicide Authority®, which is effective for kochia control. Another is Headline®, a fungicide that shows increased pasmo control. Flax is becoming the crop of choice versus the crop of chance.