Research Briefs

Growing Forward 2 Updates

Science Edition 2016—

The federal government’s $15 million investment in canola research through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) combined with the canola industry’s $5 million contribution is funding 23 research projects for five years. Some of those are complete and featured in the first half of this magazine. Here are short descriptions and progress reports for the 11 ongoing agronomy projects.

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Grower-funded research projects

Science Edition 2016—

Canola growers across the Prairies fund dozens of research projects with their levy payments to Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers Association. Many of those projects are funded through their joint Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP), which has been going for almost 30 years. Other projects are funded through arrangements with other organizations listed in these summaries. Here are short descriptions and updates for ongoing projects directly funded by provincial canola grower organizations. See below for a glossary of all abbreviations.

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Disease management tools for blackleg and sclerotinia

Science Edition 2016—

Researchers across western Canada are working towards developing new tools to help producers manage two serious diseases in canola – blackleg and sclerotinia stem rot. This project, led by SaskCanola, partners with the Alberta Canola and the Federal Government under Growing Forward 2 (GF2). This Agri-Science Project, which is still in progress, has multiple activities focused on new discoveries and solutions for managing these diseases.

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Research Briefs

Research briefs: Growing Forward 2 projects

Science Edition 2014—

The federal government’s $15 million investment in canola research through Growing Forward 2 combined with the canola industry’s contribution of $5 million is funding 23 research projects for five years. Here are short descriptions and early progress reports for agronomy projects on that list, organized into the four strategic plan categories. Final results are still a few years away.

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Grower-funded research projects

Chris Holzapfel with Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation is evaluating canola performance at row spacing ranging from 10" to 24".

Science Edition 2014—

Canola growers across the Prairies fund many research projects with their levy payments to Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Manitoba Canola Growers Association. Many of those projects are funded through the joint Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) – an arrangement that has been ongoing for almost 30 years. Other projects are funded through arrangements with other organizations listed in these summaries.
Here are short descriptions of and updates on all ongoing projects directly funded by provincial canola grower organizations.

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