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John Mayko new ACPC region 4 rep

Growers in Region 4 have elected John Mayko of Mundare to the board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. Almost 2,000 growers mailed in ballots earlier this winter for the election. Kris Klammer of Vegreville was the other candidate. Mayko has worked in various roles in crop production at the Canola Council of Canada over […] Read more




grain grading

Learn how to grade your grain

July 26 workshop to be held in Vermilion

The Making the Grade workshops will be held at Lakeland College in Vermilion on July 26. Experts will show producers how to grade barley, wheat, canola, and pulses in hands-on sessions. “Understanding grain grading and factors affecting quality is important for all crop producers as it affects their bottom line,” said Terry Young, a producer […] Read more



Three Alberta canola directors acclaimed

Three canola producers have been acclaimed to the board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. They are: Renn Breitkreuz from Onoway (Region 6), Kevin Serfas from Turin (Region 9), and Denis Guindon from Falher (Region 3). These producers will begin their three-year term as directors at the commission’s annual general meeting in January. Also taking […] Read more


Alberta clubroot map 2014

Canola growers get grim warning on clubroot threat

No varieties have strong resistance to new pathotypes, longer rotations are ‘the best management option left’

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is urging producers to step up their efforts to contain clubroot in the province. “Since new data indicates some forms of clubroot resistance are no longer functioning well against new clubroot pathotypes in some of the heavily infested fields, we encourage you to consider a comprehensive management plan that includes all […] Read more



canola oil in a laboratory flask

Canola checkoff brings tax credit

Alberta canola growers who don’t request a checkoff refund qualify for a tax credit for the 2014 tax year. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit allows growers to claim the tax credit for the portion of the checkoff paid used to fund qualifying research. The rate for Alberta canola producers in 2014 is […] Read more





Steps For Protecting Against Clubroot In Canola

Clubroot has been found in 18 Alberta counties and it spreads every year. Growers have clubroot-resistant varieties to choose from, but this resistance could be lost quickly if not supported by a combination of the following practices: Useresistantvarieties.Sixclubrootresistant hybrids are on the market for 2011. They are D3152 from DuPont, Dekalb 73-67 and 73-77 from […] Read more