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Tax credit available for canola checkoffs

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

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 performance results available

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

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

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



Clubroot experts gather in Edmonton

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

Understanding canola-resistance labels

A new document called “Understanding Blackleg Resistance” that explains blackleg-resistance genes and two-part labels will help growers identify which resistance groups may be best suited for the current pathogen population in their fields. Read more: Canola producers get two new tools in the fight against blackleg A two-part label will first list the overall resistance: R […] Read more