Global demand for vegetable oil and meal keeps rising, which is positive for the canola outlook. But what will another rise in canola acres in Western Canada mean for disease and other rotation issues?
Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists describe their key messages for 2018. Clubroot leads the way for many of them.
Sometimes working with other oilseed-producing and -exporting nations is necessary to solve bigger industry issues. CCGA is involved in two international organizations to benefit Canadian canola farmers.
Once spore-infected flowers fall onto a canola leaf or stem, infection proceeds very quickly, with lesions visible in as little as a day. This was one of many discoveries shared at Canola Discovery Forum in December.
The new federal carbon tax starts in 2018 for provinces that don’t have their own approved programs. That means every province, in one way or another, will have a carbon pricing program within the year. The good news is that farm fuel is exempt.