Canola Community Connections

Enter your fall “Canola Counts” into the online tool. The Canola Council of Canada produced the tool (with funding by Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers) to help drive the adoption of plant establishment assessments while tracking progress towards canola industry production goals. Try the tool.

Manitoba Agriculture has a week of soil management webinars. The October 4 webinar topic was “Soil moisture status: We have too little. Now what?” Watch this webinar and the others.

Alberta Canola – Grower Engagement Meetings. Alberta canola producers, mark your calendars for Grower Engagement Meetings at four locations across the province. Locations and dates.

SaskCanola disease testing. SaskCanola offers free clubroot and blackleg disease testing programs this fall for registered canola growers in Saskatchewan. Deadline to submit blackleg samples is October 15. Deadline to submit clubroot samples is October 31.  See how these tests benefit growers and agronomists.

Manitoba Canola Growers disease testing. Manitoba Canola Growers offers free testing for its members. They include soil tests for clubroot, tests for blackleg races, and kochia tests for glyphosate tolerance. Agronomists are welcome to submit tests on a farmer’s behalf. More information.

The Harvest Sample Program from the Canadian Grain Commission tracks quality trends in canola and other crops and provides farmers with an unofficial grade and quality report. If new to the program, order your sample kits here. Last year’s participants will get a kit in the mail. More information.

The Western Forum on Pest Management offers a yearly summary of the year’s pathology and entomology concerns in western Canada. Hold the dates of October 27-29 for participation in their online meeting in 2021. Registration information and details.

Canola Week, Canada’s premier series of canola industry meetings focused on research and industry news, will be a virtual conference again this year. Save the date for November 30 to December 2, 2021. Keep an eye here for details.