With research being a key priority for Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), have you ever wondered how your commodity organization sets and funds research priorities? Or who is involved in those decisions? The MCGA research committee is a farmer-directed committee responsible for selecting projects and directing research funds to find better ways to grow canola,... Read More
The Canola Encyclopedia at canolaencyclopedia.ca has a fresh new look, but the canola best management practices (BMPs) described throughout are – as always – based on research. This article provides a quick glance at the science behind some of the fundamental canola agronomy practices.
KEY RESULT: For this study conducted in southern Alberta on irrigated and dryland plots, the precision planter with 12″ spacing increased seedling emergence and plant stand density compared to the conventional air drill and precision planter with 20″ spacing — as long as seeding rates were higher than 20 seeds/m2. PROJECT TITLE, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Developing... Read More
KEY RESULT: This study compared nitrogen application through side-banding at seeding and through a split application of side-banding at seeding plus in-season through an irrigation system. It found no yield advantage to the split, but the flexibility of fertigation (for those with irrigation systems) allows farmers to adjust rates based on conditions through the season.... Read More
KEY RESULT: A harmonized clubroot map for the Prairies could reduce confusion and allow for meaningful comparisons between regions. This project resulted in a map for Alberta and Saskatchewan, but the goal remains to include Manitoba. PROJECT TITLE, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Development of a Harmonized Clubroot Map,” Stephen Strelkov, University of Alberta FUNDING: Alberta Canola, Manitoba... Read More