Advocacy teams for the Canola Council of Canada and Canadian Canola Growers Association work together to represent the interests of canola farmers and the canola industry value chain in Ottawa. Here is a look back on some of the advocacy priorities and milestones from both organizations in 2022.
The Canola Research Hub recently highlighted three research studies that investigated nematodes, parasitoids and other insect pest predators that impact cutworms in canola. These biocontrol organisms may be currently providing pest management assistance or could provide optional biocontrol in the coming years.
The Canola Council of Canada surveyed growers in late 2022 to check in on adoption of best practices, agronomy priorities and risks to canola production. Weather is the biggest risk factor. Flea beetles are the most costly pest. And of the CCC agronomy priorities, harvest management had the top score for impact on yield.
Weeds are turning. Herbicide resistance built up slowly and has finally hit a critical point where observation must become action. We need to turn down the R-rating on weeds – more Mister Rogers and less Larry Flynt. This article explains how.