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International Clubroot Workshop in June

Alberta growers and agronomists looking for long-term management advice for clubroot are welcome to attend the International Clubroot Workshop in Edmonton, June 19-22. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and Agriculture Canada organized the workshop to bring together a global network of leading researchers and academics to exchange information and research results. The conference will […] Read more

Canola variety selection tool now live

Comparison  The tool includes an economic calculator, interactive maps, 
and the ability to refine searches by five traits

The online Canola Variety Selection tool is now live with data from the 2012 Canola Performance Trials (CPT), giving canola growers another tool to compare variety performance. The CPT provides science-based, unbiased performance data that reflects actual production practices. The selection tool provides comparative data on leading varieties and newly introduced varieties. The tool includes […] Read more


Watch Bins For Heated Canola: CCC

Canola is heating up. That’s good news if we’re talking prices. But it’s bad news for canola in the bin. “We’re getting regular reports this month from growers who have lost whole bins to heating. Some have lost multiple bins,” says Jim Bessel, Canola Council of Canada senior agronomy specialist in Saskatchewan. “Periods of warm […] Read more

Straight Cut Or Swath Canola? Know Your Fields

Straight cutting canola can improve yield and seed quality and it can be economical, but under the right conditions, says Tiffany Martinka, agronomy specialist for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “Make the decision to straight cut over swathing after you have assessed canola fields individually,” says Martinka. “It’s all about minimizing losses due to […] Read more


Website Features Canola Stand Establishment

Is there an optimal canola seeding rate to maximize farm profitability? What are the most important agronomic considerations, from seeding to 21 days after emergence? Is it possible to manage poor plant stands for profit? A new online source from the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is providing information on these and many other questions. […] Read more

Don’t Seed These Canola Varieties

“Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play a role in keeping canola export ready.” Growers must keep deregistered canola varieties out of fields this spring, says Arvel Lawson, program manager for crop production with the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play […] Read more


Steer clear of deregistered canolas: CCC

Growers must keep deregistered canola varieties out of fields this spring, according to crop production program manager Arvel Lawson of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “Canada’s bulk handling system for canola means that all growers play a role in keeping canola export ready,” Lawson said in a council release Thursday. “Each and every load […] Read more

Have you checked your bins of canola lately?

Though canola harvest is done and temperatures are dropping outside, it is still critical to keep an eye on stored canola. “This is not the time to relax when it comes to binned canola,” says Matt Stanford, Canola Council agronomy specialist. “We have already received reports of bins heating, even though most canola went into […] Read more