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The Canadian Canola Growers Association says that rapeseed production in the world's largest exporter of the oilseed could fall 15% to around 10 MMT this year.

That's a cut of 1.8 MMT from last season, and around 2.5-3.0 MMT less than what had been anticipated earlier in the the year before the recent spring floods.

Growers only managed to seed about 85% of the crop they initially intended to, say the Association.

Those that did manage to plant now look like facing a variety of potential problems ahead. These include shallow rooting, late harvesting increasing the chances of frost damage, mould, disease and weed control.