Volunteer Canola Expected and Controllable

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“Volunteers” (a plant that grows on its own, rather than being deliberately planted by a human) can happen because seeds can be transported by the wind, spilled from vehicles transporting grain or seed or dropped by birds.

This phenomenon is not biotech-specific, because this can occur with conventional varieties of plants too. It is not unusual to observe volunteer populations of canola along roadsides adjacent to fields or where grain and seeds are frequently transported.

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