David Rourke wants to farm better. He always has. When he started farming 40 years ago at Minto, Manitoba, he also started a research business, AgQuest, to test farm practices. The family business now includes 6,000 acres, and his daughter Dana runs the research company. In his mid 60s, Rourke has a new objective: Farming... Read More
Alberta Canola’s director nomination cycle is open in regions 1, 4, 7 and 10 until October 31, 2022. It is vital that all 12 of Alberta Canola’s regions have farmer representation during board discussions. Decisions on government policy and regulation, research funding, and other issues that impact the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta... Read More
Based on 2020 numbers, Saskatchewan produces approximately 11 million tonnes of canola each year with 4.3 million tonnes of that amount processed in the province. The Canadian canola industry’s strategic goal is to achieve 26 million tonnes of canola production nationally by 2025 and to increase the average yield to 52 bushels per acre through... Read More
This summer, Manitoba Canola Growers set out to help build connections between researchers and farmers across Manitoba with the launch of Canola Research Camp. Research camp was designed to encourage the highest quality of research, focused on providing farm-level value to growers across the province. Over the span of two days, MCGA took eight researchers... Read More
The Canola Council of Canada encourages growers to choose the best seed traits for each field. This could be easier if canola took inspiration from corn. Corn seed companies offer a long list of traits for each cultivar, giving farmers the information needed to choose cultivars that suit growing conditions and farm goals for each field.