Coming events

The Crop Diagnostic School in Carman, Manitoba will run July 6 to 9 and July 12 to 16. Lessons involving canola will cover pest management topics, including seedling diseases, sclerotinia, blackleg, insects and more. Click here for more information and to register.

Canola Crop Walks in Alberta July 9 — Westlock, Barrhead. CCC senior agronomy specialist John Mayko and Alberta provincial oilseed specialist Murray Hartman will host two Canola Crop Walks in Alberta July 9. The morning walk is at Westlock from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and the afternoon walk is at Barrhead from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Topics include flea beetles, cutworms, canola diseases and fungicides. For more information, contact ACPC Director Colin Felstad at 780-349-6175 or the Gateway Research Organization at 780-349-4546.


BCGPA’s Annual Field Crop Tour and BBQ July 14 starting 4:00 p.m. at the Fort St. John research farm. CCC agronomy specialist Erin Brock is speaking. Visit the BCGPA website for contact information.

Pod sealants, plant densities and reseeding decisions are canola discussion topics at 4 Saskatchewan tours this month. Wheatland Conservation Area hosts the tour July 15 at Swift Current; AAFC and WARC hosts July 16 at Scott; AAFC and IHARF hosts July 20 at Indian Head; and AAFC and NERF hosts July 21 at Melfort. Contacts are Shannon Chant for Swift Current, 306-778-8291; Sherrilyn Phelps for Scott, 306-446-7475; Daphne Cruise for Indian Head, 306-694-3587; and Kim Stonehouse for Melfort, 306-878-8807.

Combine Performance Clinic July 27 and 28 in Vegreville, Alta. CCC and Alberta Canola Producers Commission present the one-day clinic with tips to cut combine losses, which can be 3-5 bushels per acre. Click here for more information or to register online. Space is limited to 250 per day. For more on combine settings, listen to Doug Moisey on ACPC radio.