Grower-funded research at the University of Alberta has helped CPS bring new clubroot-resistant (CR) canola hybrids to market. These and other sources of CR canola has kept the crop economically viable in clubroot-infested areas.
One bertha armyworm per square metre can reduce canola yield by 0.058 bu./ac. So, 17 of them per square metre will drop yields by around 1 bu./ac. This information helps growers assess the threat and spray only when numbers are sufficient to provide a return on investment. How do we know these thresholds? Research.
Here are summaries for the remaining 10 ongoing studies funded through the $20 million Growing Forward 2 (GF2) research agreement between the federal government and the Canola Council of Canada.
Canola producers support research-advancing management strategies and new tools for blackleg and sclerotinia in canola.
Canola growers across the Prairies fund dozens of research projects with their levy payments to the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Manitoba Canola Growers Association. Many of those projects are funded through their joint Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP), which has been going for almost 30 years. Other projects are funded through arrangements with other organizations listed in these summaries. Here are short descriptions and updates for ongoing projects directly funded by provincial canola grower organizations. See below for an explanation of all abbreviations.