Day 2 will focus on new and ongoing research projects. In the morning, attendees at Canola Discovery Forum will divide into two groups for concurrent workshops on stand establishment or emerging pests. The afternoon will feature five briefs on ongoing research.
The stand establishment workshop features Jeff Coulter, an extension corn specialist with the University of Minnesota. His current research is focused on corn stand establishment factors that provide the greatest increase in yield potential. Coulter’s presentation will lead into a discussion on what crop establishment factors are most important for canola.
The emerging pests workshop includes discussion on weeds, diseases and insects. Rebecca Hallett, professor in the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences, will lead the insect discussion, sharing her research on the ecology and management of swede midge.