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Alberta Canola seeking directors for four regions

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve on the board of directors for a three-year term. This year, directors are needed in Regions 2, 5, 8, 10. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within that region. (Visit […] Read more

Tax credit available for canola checkoffs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canola growers who haven’t requested a refund of their checkoff from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission qualify for a tax credit. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit allows canola growers to claim the credit for the portion of the checkoff paid that was used to fund qualifying research. “Farmers are funding research […] Read more


White’s role on the board of directors will represent canola growers from south-eastern Alberta.

Holly White joins Alberta Canola board

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolling Hills producer Holly White is the new Region 12 director for Alberta Canola. She replaces Brian Hildebrand who completed his term representing canola growers in southeastern Alberta. The other members of the board are chair John Guelly, vice-chair Kevin Sarfas, Dan Doll, Andre Harpe, Denis Guindon, John Mayko, Wayne Schneider, Mike Ammeter, Ian Chitwood, […] Read more

Canola checkoff tax credit available

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canola growers who didn’t ask for a checkoff refund last year can get a tax credit for the portion used for qualifying research. The tax credit rate for Alberta canola producers in 2018 is 17.43 per cent. That means a grower who paid $100 in canola checkoffs would receive a $17.43 tax credit. The Scientific […] Read more


The 2019 board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. In back (from left) are Ian Chitwood, Roger Chevraux, vice-chair 
Kevin Serfas, Wayne Schneider, Cale Staden, and Dan Doll. In the front row are Denis Guindon, Andre Harpe, chair John Guelly, 
John Mayko, and Mike Ammeter.

Guelly and Serfas head Alberta Canola board

Reading Time: < 1 minute John Guelly from Westlock is the new chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission board and Turin producer Kevin Serfas is the new vice-chair. Joining the board are new directors Wayne Schneider of Nisku and Roger Chevraux of Killam. Schneider replaces outgoing chair Renn Breitkreuz in Region 6 while Chevraux succeeds Dale Uglem in Region […] Read more

Canola performance results available

Reading Time: < 1 minute The results from the 2018 Canola Performance Trials are now available. Data from small-plot and field-scale trials can be downloaded in a booklet format. The booklet has yield, height, lodging, days to maturity, and calculated gross revenue values for 29 varieties grown in short-, mid- and long-season zone locations all across Western Canada. It features […] Read more


Learn how to get more for your grain

Reading Time: < 1 minute Making the Grade, which will be held at Olds College on Dec. 18, will see participants divided into groups and rotate through four sessions: Scott Kippen of the Canadian Grain Commission will cover wheat grading (including falling number, DON, and storage); Kevin Sich from Rahr Malting will highlight issues such as chitting and kernel plumpness […] Read more

One of the pulse research projects will look at yield loss in peas caused by root rot.

Crop Commissions fund pulse, canola research

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pulse and canola research is getting a boost from Alberta. Alberta Pulse Growers is putting $2.4 million into Pulse Science Cluster projects, a collaborative effort of the three Prairie commissions, their Ontario counterpart, and Pulse Canada. Among the projects are disease resistance in early-maturing bean lines for Alberta; genetically improved field pea varieties and germplasm; […] Read more


Canola directors wanted for four Alberta regions

Nominations are due Oct. 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve as directors on its board for a three-year term. This year, directors are needed in Regions 3, 6, 9, and 12. The commission has directors from 12 regions, one-third of which are elected annually. Any producer who sold canola since August 2016 is eligible, […] Read more

Clubroot experts gather in Edmonton

Reading Time: < 1 minute A gathering of global clubroot experts will focus on creating a co-ordinated, cutting-edge approach to combating the soil-borne disease impacting canola growers. “With clubroot spreading across the Prairie provinces, varietal resistance breaking down and new pathotypes being identified, now is the time for a unified, collaborative approach to exchanging key insights and leading-edge ideas on […] Read more