Canola Community Connections

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week – March 13-19. Canadian Agriculture Safety Association has details and resources: Follow @planfarmsafety on Twitter for highlights through the week.

Flea beetle management webinar– March 16, 11:30-12:30. Manitoba Canola Growers hosts this one hour panel discussion “On The Seed or On The Beetle: What’s Most Effective?” Moderator Angela Brackenreed talks to panelists John Gavloski, Krista Anderson and Justine Cornelsen. Registration

Canola Watch Webinar Series – Next one is March 24, Noon CST. Topic: Challenging Environmental Conditions – Adapting Canola Nutrient Management to Maximize Potential. Information and registration.

CCGA cash advance program – Commodity advance rates have increased this year, reflecting increased prices for those commodities. For example, the 2022 rate per tonne for canola is $363 (was $252 in 2021) and wheat is $145 (was $111).  Advances provide up to $1,000,000 (including $100,000 interest free). Information

Alberta Canola wetlands study – The organization is looking for wetlands in the Red Deer River basin. If you have a permanent wetland on your property and will offer it for study, please contact Brittany Visscher, research director with Alberta Canola, at

SaskCanola Research Priorities Survey — SaskCanola wants input from Saskatchewan canola farmers on research priorities so that investments and results continue to provide maximum value on-farm. Grand prize available! Please take the survey

Provincial Pest Surveys – Please support pest surveys, including:
Prairie Pest Monitoring Network. Sign up for their weekly in-season email.
Field Heroes. Great resource for beneficial insects and well supported by Western Canadian entomology expertise. Follow them at on Twitter @Fieldheroes.

MASC Contract Price Option for canola and field peas. Manitoba crop insurance describe the program in this webinar recording. Details