Canola growers across the Prairies fund dozens of research projects with their levy payments to SCDC, ACPC and MCGA. Many of those projects are funded jointly through CARP —an arrangement that has been ongoing for almost 30 years. Other projects are funded through arrangements with other organizations listed in these summaries. Here are short descriptions and updates for all ongoing projects directly funded by provincial canola grower organizations.
The federal government’s $15 million investment in canola research through Growing Forward 2 combined with the canola industry’s $5 million contribution (which includes input from the canola grower organizations) is funding 23 research projects for five years. Here are short descriptions and progress reports for 15 agronomy projects on that list.
As part of its research investment, Manitoba Canola Growers Association funds a specialized “molecular detection” laboratory called the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) to track clubroot and other soil-borne diseases.
Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) tests various techniques and products to identify the best management strategies for canola growers. In 2015, UCC added an objective to help growers run their own on-farm trials.
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