September 2021—Investing in research at the early pre-breeding or germplasm-enhancement stage provides the foundational pieces that complement commercial hybrid seed breeding programs and the ultimate release of new traits and hybrids. SaskCanola strategically invests in canola research, including several upstream projects in germplasm enhancement and trait development. “Our pre-breeding research and innovation strategy encompasses germplasm enhancement,...
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Saskatchewan Bulletin

March 2021—At SaskCanola, research continues to be a strategic priority, with about 40 per cent of SaskCanola’s annual budget allocated to this pillar. Since the establishment of SaskCanola in 1991, Saskatchewan canola producers have funded over 426 studies related to canola agronomy, trait development, alternative uses and more, with the goal to improve canola profitability. For...
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Saskatchewan Bulletin

January 2021—The canola industry currently contributes over $26 billion annually to Canada’s economy, and faces evolving threats to yield and concerns from major export markets due to blackleg and verticillium stripe. Blackleg remains a serious disease of canola and can cause significant yield losses, especially in susceptible varieties. In Western Canada,yield losses as high as 50...
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Saskatchewan Bulletin

November 2020—Be in the know! For the latest canola news and information, subscribe to SaskCanola‘s newsletter at saskcanola.com. Further Understanding of Soil Health Through Research Healthy soil is the foundation for profitable and sustainable agricultural production. The numerous benefits healthy soil provides includes enhanced fertility, increased productivity, adaptability, resiliency, and profitability. Soil processes that support plant...
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Saskatchewan Bulletin

September 2020—Crop rotation and variety selection are the best profitability and risk management tools available for producers. Selecting varieties that demonstrate high yield potential for your ecological zone is important, but arguably more important is selecting a canola variety with the combination of traits best suited to each individual field on your farm. This likely means...
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