Insurance deadlines and last-frost dates

AFSC in Alberta has extended its recommended seeding date deadlines for yield and quality coverage to June 5 for Argentine canola and June 15 for Polish canola. The original deadline was May 31. Yield-only insurance deadline is still June 20. Read more.

For seeding deadlines in Saskatchewan contact your local SCIC office. Find office contacts and more information here.

Seeding deadlines for Manitoba are June 15 for Argentine canola in risk area 1, June 10 for Argentine canola in risk area 2 and June 20 for Polish. Read more.

Fall frost risk is a key factor in determining crop insurance seeding deadlines. Click your province for a map showing average dates for first fall frost: Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba. (Click here for frost probabilities for each station on Alberta’s AgroClimatic Information Service (ACIS) website.) Most fall frosts occur within two weeks either side of the average date for your area. For example, if the first fall frost is between August 31 and September 6, on average, then a variety with 100 days to maturity should be seeded mid to late May to be on the lower risk side for fall frost damage.

Further reading:

Canola Performance Trial data, including days to maturity (DTM)
Late seeding? Tips to help canola mature faster