Integrated Pest Management
Key result: Effective herbicides remain a critical part of integrated weed management. Steps taken now to increase diversity in the management strategy, while herbicides are still effective, is crucial to maintaining control of weed populations in the long term. Herbicide resistance is increasing in Western Canada and around the world. While herbicides are still mostly... Read More
New studies launched in the past year are exploring biologicals for nitrogen fixation and insect management, phenology-based weed control, and new techniques to breed for blackleg resistance. Canola farmers across the Prairies fund many of these projects through their levy payments to SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. Some are funded through the Canola AgriScience Cluster, a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the canola industry under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
Canada has just under 90 million acres of cropland, according to the census*, and the Prairies account for most of them. That sounds like a lot, but we are small potatoes. The global cropland area is 3.8 billion acres, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). About 1.5 billion acres... Read More
Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings across Alberta during November & December 2021. These events are scheduled to be in-person events at the following locations: The four Grower Engagement Meetings will look different than the 12 regional meetings traditionally hosted by Alberta Canola. These meetings will provide growers with an improved opportunity to... Read More
SaskCanola strategically invests in various areas of canola research, including canola utilization – which benefits both crop and livestock producers. “Research funded by Saskatchewan canola growers has demonstrated the benefit of canola meal in the diets of dairy cattle,” says Dale Leftwich, Policy Manager with SaskCanola. “This has elevated canola meal from a by-product to... Read More