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Meet Two Canola Ambassadors

Left: The People’s Dietitian Patricia Chuey attended Canola Camp in Saskatoon five years ago and says the event “sets the bar with its great people, variety of learning opportunities and open dialogue.” Right: Cookbook author Raghavan Iyer became a big canola booster after seeing how much the yellow fields reminded him of mustard fields in his native India.

Cookbook author Raghavan Iyer and healthy-eating advocate Patricia Chuey presented at a Canola Eat Well event in Winnipeg in June. These two food influencers and canola oil ambassadors show why grower investment in Canola Camp and Canola Eat Well is so important to the Canadian canola industry.

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Storage risk

Many canola growers are putting up bigger bins, signing contracts that require longer on-farm storage periods and trying more straight combining. Each can increase the risk for storage losses.

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Do you know your soil’s character?

Soil characteristics stay fairly consistent so don’t need to be checked too often, but use these tests to set expectations for new fields or fields that haven’t been tested recently.

With fall soil tests, ask for electrical conductivity, pH, cation exchange capacity and organic matter along with the nutrient analysis. These characteristics can influence productivity decisions for each field.

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PSI Lab tracks clubroot in soil

As part of its research investment, Manitoba Canola Growers Association funds a specialized “molecular detection” laboratory called the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) to track clubroot and other soil-borne diseases.

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