Canola Community Connections – June 30

Call for beta testers to improve sclerotinia risk assessment – The CCC is looking for volunteers to test a new sclerotinia stem rot assessment calculator this growing season. Beta testers are asked to use the tool to assess sclerotinia risk at early flower in a field and then assess the impact at harvest. The CCC is building this tool in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers with plans to launch the public version in 2022. The data collected during this testing period will advance the existing sclerotinia algorithms and provide improved predictions on the expected impact of sclerotinia and fungicide application decision-making for canola farmers in future growing seasons. If you are interested in participating and improving sclerotinia control for the industry, please email your name and location to – Help us crowdsource plant establishment data! If you don’t have time to enter individual fields into but still want to participate, contact Autumn Barnes (, who can help get bulk data entries included in the Spring 2021 Canola Counts maps. 

Do More Ag – 2021 has thrown a lot at all of us. Mother Nature has shared everything from drought, drowning and hail to extreme heat, frost and even a few tornados. Visit for resources, crisis lines and websites that can help with your mental well-being.

Alberta heat impact survey – With unprecedented extreme heat this week and drought conditions continuing to expand in Alberta’s agriculture regions, it is very important for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to gather information from producers, producer groups and the agricultural industry on how the weather is impacting their farms. Please take this five-minute survey (in English or in French) to provide AAFC with information to assist with planning, programs, and policy development.