Science Edition 2017—Canola Performance Trials compare leading canola varieties in small-plot and field-scale trials. What growers get from this is independent, third-party data on new and familiar canola varieties – essential information in making variety choices. Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association fund the program, along with contributions from the British Columbia Grain Producers... Read More
Science Edition 2017—Manitoba’s Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) Lab, a grower-led laboratory established to help growers better manage pest threats as they emerge, continues to grow its ability to move lab research off the bench and into growers’ hands. The focus remains on ‘what is in the environment’ – helping Manitoba growers identify and track the pests in... Read More
Science Edition 2017— The Ultimate Canola Challenge, brainchild of the Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialists, has the objective to challenge growers to obtain higher yields and profitability. What started out as small-plot research has evolved into on-farm testing of new products and practices so growers can test new ideas on their farm. For 2016 and 2017,... Read More
Science Edition 2016—Key result: This study revealed new information about yield losses from aster yellows, tentative economic thresholds for leafhoppers, and the lifecycle patterns and host preference of swede midge. Growers should scout crops for swede midge and leafhoppers and consult with agronomists if either pest or aster yellows are identified. Project title, Principal investigator: “Aster yellows... Read More
Science Edition 2016—
Planters are the ultimate tool for precise and consistent seed placement,
which benefits canola stand establishment. But are they worth it?