Roots function as an early warning system for Brassica crops, detecting and responding to environmental stresses. Understanding root biology will help scientists and farmers create sturdier, stress-resistant crops. But root systems are complex, and difficult to study in a non-destructive manner. Bao-Luo Ma’s team investigated the feasibility of measuring electrical properties of roots to investigate... Read More
Cultivar resistance is the key to managing clubroot, which continues to spread on the Canadian prairies. Recently in Alberta, 17 “new” pathogen pathotypes were identified and all appeared virulent to previous resistant cultivars in the marketplace. This erosion of single-gene resistance is also being reported across western Canada, including a new variant of pathotype 3A... Read More
The Canola AgriScience Cluster is a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the canola industry under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Over a five-year period, this initiative will invest $20 million in research aimed at sustainably growing the canola industry. This includes the following 16 projects to optimize yield and quality, improve nutrient and... Read More
Canola growers fund dozens of research projects with their levy payments to SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. Many of those projects are funded through their joint Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP). Here are short descriptions and updates for ongoing projects funded by the provincial canola organizations.