March 15, 2023 By Top Crop Manager
The three provincial canola grower associations in Canada’s Prairies have evaluated and selected five new canola research projects to receive funding under the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) in 2023.
This investment includes more than $1 million from Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers, as well as over $600,000 from the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF). The total investment into 2023 CARP projects is over $1.7 million.
CARP supports canola agronomic research focused on increasing yield and profitability, reducing production risk and enhancing sustainability. The grower associations are partnering with the WGRF, enabling even greater innovation and discovery.
“CARP allows the Prairie canola groups to work together and leverage grower dollars to increase research capacity, while simultaneously benefiting all canola growers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba”, says Roger Chevraux, chair of Alberta Canola. “Although our specific research priorities may differ from province to province, we are committed to investing in research that contributes to the continued successful and sustainable production of canola in Canada.”
“This is WGRF’s fourth year participating in this funding partnership with CARP, and it has been very successful,” says Dr. Keith Degenhardt, WGRF board chair. “The projects we are helping fund align with our research priorities and we are confident that the knowledge and tools these projects will provide will be beneficial to western Canadian farmers.”
The 2023 projects awarded funding are focused on developing and evaluating disease resistance, abiotic stress resilience and integrated pest management.