Canola Community Connections

Manitoba Canola Growers SURVEY to identify research priorities. In order to best serve our farm membership, MCGA is looking to clarify our research priorities moving forward to address the most pressing needs on your farms. Farmers and agronomists, please take the survey and be entered to win a Dewalt cordless impact wrench.

Alberta Canola AGM – January 25, 10:00 to noon, online. Registration and information.

SaskCanola Verticillium Stripe Workshop – February 10, 9:00 to noon CST, online. The event will include four presentations plus Q&A. Information and registration. The workshop is approved for 2.5 Integrated Pest Management CEUs.

CANCELLED CropConnect – February 16-17, Victoria Inn, Winnipeg. Manitoba Canola Growers is part of the host committee. Information. 

Canola Watch Webinar Series – Canola organizations will co-host six webinars through the winter. The next one is February 24 “Pesticide update: With a herbicide focus” at NOON CST. Registration and information.

Learn to Lead – Saskatchewan, March 18 & 19, 2022. Application deadline is February 4, 2022. We will let successful applicants know by February 18, 2022. Event page. Application form. Sponsors are SaskBarley, Sask Oats, Sask Pulse Growers, and Sask Wheat. Registration is valued at $2,500 per person, with the cost covered by SaskCanola and the sponsors above.

Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health – Tuesdays, noon MST. This 10-week series has a different mental health topic each week. Information and registration. Visit for resources, crisis lines and websites that can help with your mental well-being.

Funding for research. The Canola Council of Canada is calling for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the anticipated 2023-2028 Cluster program. LOIs are due March 7.  Please see extensive guidance on LOI submissions here, and the LOI template here. If you would like to receive Crop Production Research Notifications, please subscribe here.

Catch up on canola research results. For reports on completed projects, visit:
Alberta Canola research page
SaskCanola research page
Manitoba Canola Growers research page
Canola Research Hub
Canola Digest Science 2021

Where is clubroot in your province? Canola Encyclopedia has the latest maps for each province.

Ag Policy and Your Farm – webinar series – February 2, 9 and 23, 1:00 pm CST. Canadian Canola Growers Association, SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers will host three policy webinars in February. The first is What’s on the Horizon for Rail Transportation is February 2. Influencing Policy in a Changing Landscape is February 9. Navigating Grain Contracts is February 23. Information and registration.

AgH2Onward  – Multiple dates posted for January to March. AgH2Onward is a free two-day online workshop (approx. two hours per day) offered throughout 2022. The workshop is based in Saskatchewan and is useful for anyone on the Prairies. It provides an introduction to innovative agricultural water management solutions that will strengthen your farm and ranch operations. Information and registration.

2022 Northern Soil Compaction Conference – January 26-27, 9:00am-1:00 pm each day. This event is co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, North Dakota State University and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.  A total of 5.5 CEUs are available for CCA’s (4.5 SW, 1NM) Information and registration.