Canola growers across the Prairies fund important agronomy research through their annual levy payments to SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. The research committee chairs for each organization explain why they, as growers themselves, support this investment in support of better more profitable canola production.
Why is research critical to Canadian growers? Think of how far canola has come since 1991 when SaskCanola was formed and all the innovations that you have adopted on your farm. This includes major resistance genes to diseases that had the potential to wipe out canola production, herbicide tolerance traits, fertilizer recommendations, crop rotations, agronomic... Read More
On March 30, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Honourable Devin Dreeshen, announced a new vision for provincial agriculture that will see Alberta farmers and ranchers determine the priorities that will guide research funding and program decisions. The Minister announced that an arm’s length organization, Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), will be established to bring... Read More
With research being a key priority for Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), have you ever wondered how your commodity organization sets and funds research priorities? Or who is involved in those decisions? The MCGA research committee is a farmer-directed committee responsible for selecting projects and directing research funds to find better ways to grow canola,... Read More
The Canola Encyclopedia at canolaencyclopedia.ca has a fresh new look, but the canola best management practices (BMPs) described throughout are – as always – based on research. This article provides a quick glance at the science behind some of the fundamental canola agronomy practices.