Chuck Penner, in his canola outlook in this issue, forecasts Canadian canola acres at 23.75 million, another record for queen canola. Is this too many for long-term canola sustainability? Think back to 2014. The Canola Council of Canada launched its Keep It Coming strategy, with a target of 52 bu./ac. average yield and a production... Read More
Alberta Canola congratulates Scott Meers on receiving the 2018 FarmTech Award for his outstanding contributions to the cropping sector of agriculture in Alberta. Scott is the Insect Pest Management Specialist for Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and is responsible for Alberta’s Insect Pest Monitoring Network. Scott has been helping Alberta’s canola growers understand and manage insect... Read More
Following SaskCanola’s Annual General Meeting on January 8, the SaskCanola Board of Directors voted to maintain current leadership for the 2018 year with Doyle Wiebe as Board Chair and Lane Stockbrugger as Vice-Chair. For further information about SaskCanola board committees and external appointments, visit saskcanola.com/about/directors.php. SaskCanola has committed $1.5 million to support 10 new research... Read More
“I distinctly remember walking with my grandfather in the fields when he would be behind the horse and harrow. The old dog Bob would be right there with us and it was an all-day affair.” —Murray McConnell In 2017, for the first time in the history of Canada, the number of acres seeded in canola... Read More
Global demand for vegetable oil and meal keeps rising, which is positive for the canola outlook. But what will another rise in canola acres in Western Canada mean for disease and other rotation issues?