Canola Community Connections

Canola Watch podcasts.
Nutrient maximization – Canola Watch Webinar Series – Episode 5
Make every plant count – Canola Watch Webinar Series – Episode 6

4R Designation
The Canola Council of Canada encourages Canadian agri-retailers and crop advisors to get their 4R Designation through Fertilizer Canada. Here’s how to get your designation.

Advancing Agriculture Initiative currently has a campaign underway to encourage farmers and anyone else in the grain value chain to send their own letter to Health Canada’s consultation on possible legislative changes to the Pest Control Products Act. The consultation deadline is May 20. It only takes a few clicks to instantly send a digital letter to the PMRA (which also goes to your local MP, Ag Minister and Health Minister) by entering your name, postal code and email.

Manitoba Crop Diagnostic School – July 5-8, 2022. In-person at Carman, Manitoba. Registration details to come.

Saskatchewan Crop Diagnostic School – July 26-27, 2022. In-person at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Topics will include insects, weeds, disease, soils and herbicides. Registration details to come.

Saskatchewan Agri-ARM field days are now scheduled. Details to come.
– July 6: Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC), Scott
– July 14: East Central Research Foundation (ECRF), Yorkton
– July 19: Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (IHARF), Indian Head
– July 21: Wheatland Conservation Area Inc (WCA), Swift Current
– July 28: Irrigation Crop Diversification Corporation (ICDC), Outlook
– July 28: Conservation Learning Centre (CLC), Prince Albert

2022 crop protection guides.
Manitoba: Guide to Field Crop Protection.
Saskatchewan: Guide to Crop Protection.
Alberta: “Blue Book” Crop Protection Guide.

Sign up for 2022 Canola Disease Surveys. Pest monitoring programs provide valuable information and are used to create forecast maps, complement research, guide research decisions, detect and track new or emerging pests, and support management decisions. 
Manitoba: To participate, please text Manitoba Agriculture crop pathologist David Kaminski at 204-750-4248 and provide your name, RM, township and email.
Saskatchewan: The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture needs a producer’s permission to access their land for pest monitoring surveys. Please use this form to allow the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and survey partners access to your land for pest monitoring. If you have any questions, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.

#ABBugChat is live on Twitter Wednesdays at 10:00am (MST) throughout the growing season.

New seasonal reports are now available from Manitoba Agriculture:
Fertilizer considerations in a wet spring – challenges and opportunities
Impact of spring flooding on soil fertility in Manitoba

SaskCanola and the Canola Council of Canada have launched a new video on verticillium stripe scouting and management.