Canola
Seed options have expanded for Canadian and U.S. canola producers following China’s approval of canola traits developed using biotechnology.
Harvested canola samples in 2018 contained variable levels of green seed. Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, looks at what producers should consider when marketing their crop.
The 2018 Canola Performance Trials small plot and field scale data booklet is now available online, providing growers with performance and comparative data on existing and new canola varieties. 
Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSC) can now test their canola knowledge with the Canola Council of Canada's annual exam with the opportunity to receive six credits if they pass.
Canola Watch breaks down the top 10 agronomy challenges for canola Prairie growers in 2018, compiled by the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team. From high-moisture canola at harvest to clubroot concerns, the team also provides a variety of grower resources for more information.
In 2018, Ontario growers planted 34 per cent more acres of spring canola compared to the previous two years. The most notable increase was in Temiskaming, two hours north of North Bay and along the Ontario-Quebec border.
Growers who want to include more pulse crops in their rotations need information on where in the rotation to add the pulses for the most benefits. So, a Saskatchewan project is underway to look more closely at one possible rotational effect: whether growing canola right before a pulse crop affects…
Cultivar resistance is considered the most effective and practical approach for clubroot management on canola. However, almost all of the current cultivars were based on a single clubroot resistance (CR) gene, which can be eroded when the pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae changes in virulence.
2018 was a bad year for flea beetles in Manitoba canola, according to John Gavloski, extension entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture.
Canola contributes around $26.7 billion annually to the Canadian economy, according to figures from the Canola Council of Canada. However, most of its value lies in the oil, while canola meal has traditionally been considered a byproduct suitable only for animal feed.
Fall fertilizer questions about reducing fertilizer costs, nutrient carryover, soil test results and applying nitrogen and sulphur are answered in Canola Watch's latest newsletter for canola growers. 
Since the early 1990s, blackleg resistant canola varieties have been available in Western Canada, and have helped to prevent yield losses caused by the main races of the pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. But the disease is on the rise due to a shift in the races of the pathogen that has…
Research by PAMI at one site in Portage La Prairie, Man., in 2016 compared straight cut treatments of Reglone or Heat plus glyphosate, and natural ripening to swathing in 2016. Each treatment was harvested as maturity and weather conditions permitted.
The thought of eliminating a pass over the field and more than $175,000 in capital equipment is tempting. Nathan Gregg, a researcher at the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute (PAMI) investigated whether straight-cutting canola was a viable option compared to swathing.
Too hot. Too cold. Stressed. Hail damage. Often, these and other factors are cited when referring to a canola yield response to boron (B) application. Research over the years tends to indicate that a yield response to boron is unlikely under most circumstances. Still, around 20 per cent of canola…
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