The Editor's Desk

The 24/7 Paradox

Michael Boehlje, the Purdue University ag economics professor who looks well past normal retirement age, lectured — and I mean lectured — at CropConnect in Winnipeg earlier this year. With high energy and a high voice, he rattled off 10 ways farmers can respond to an economic downturn. When giving examples of things done wrong,...
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Alberta Bulletin

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a three-year term. This year, five directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, 10 and 12. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers...
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Grower-funded research projects

Canola growers across the Prairies fund dozens of research projects with their levy payments to SCDC, ACPC and MCGA. Many of those projects are funded jointly through CARP —an arrangement that has been ongoing for almost 30 years. Other projects are funded through arrangements with other organizations listed in these summaries. Here are short descriptions and updates for all ongoing projects directly funded by provincial canola grower organizations.

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Growing Forward 2 projects

The federal government’s $15 million investment in canola research through Growing Forward 2 combined with the canola industry’s $5 million contribution (which includes input from the canola grower organizations) is funding 23 research projects for five years. Here are short descriptions and progress reports for 15 agronomy projects on that list.

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PSI Lab tracks clubroot in soil

As part of its research investment, Manitoba Canola Growers Association funds a specialized “molecular detection” laboratory called the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) to track clubroot and other soil-borne diseases.

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