Canola Community Connections

Manitoba Gov announces disaster assistance program for spring flooding

Mental health support is available. Reach out if you or someone you know is feeling concerning levels of stress or anxiety. (Support lines by province) (Do More Agricultural Foundation) (Manitoba Farm Wellness Program)

*New* Canola Watch podcast:
Glyphosate resistance and integrated weed management – with Charles Geddes and Shaun Sharpe

Road Safety Week is this week (May 17-23, 2022). Spring planting brings more equipment on roads. Stay safe!

CGC admixture tolerance change
The Canadian Grain Commission has announced the tolerance for inconspicuous admixture reduced from 5% to 1%. (Inconspicuous admixture is anything that looks like canola that isn’t sieved out – only includes mustards and carinata)

Participate in the Canola Count Survey here. If you are looking for a ring to count plants, email the Canola Council of Canada’s Resource Manager Taryn Dickson. 

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. Producers must sign up to allow survey partners access to their land for pest monitoring.
Manitoba: To participate, please text Manitoba Agriculture crop pathologist David Kaminski at 204-750-4248 and provide your name, RM, township and email.
Saskatchewan: Use this Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture form to sign up. If you have any questions, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.
Alberta: To participate, email Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Insect Survey Technologist, Shelley Barkley.

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

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

Registration is *now open* for Saskatchewan Crop Diagnostic School – July 26-27, 2022. In-person at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Topics will include insects, weeds, disease, soils and herbicides. 

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

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report Tools
(Manitoba Crop Report) (Crop Weather Report) (Current & Accumulated Weather reports – May 1 to present)

Manitoba Agriculture Extension tools:
(Current Crop Topics) (New weekly Crop Scouting Panel – Manitoba Agriculture field crop specialists provide live answers to questions)

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 has been extended to June 30. 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.

#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.

New Managing herbicide-resistant kochia content from CropLifeCanada is now live.