Canola Community Connections

Combine College – July 26th in Dauphin or July 28th in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba:
Combine settings can be a big factor in reducing harvest losses. Learn how to adjust settings to maximize your harvest potential. Whether you are running brand new equipment or equipment that has years of experience, there will be valuable takeaways to help maximize net return during harvest. Farmer members of Manitoba Canola Growers, Manitoba Crop Alliance and/or Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers will receive a rebate of $25 off the ticket price per association to which they’re a member. (Members of all three will get $75 off, making this conference free for them). Register today.

Thank you for Farming Tour is coming up July 27 and 28 in Winkler, MB. Click here for more information and to register. (As an added bonus, MB Canola Growers will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by serving anniversary cake at the tour on both July 27 and 28).

4R Field Tour is coming up July 29th just north of Manitou, Manitoba. This is a joint event hosted by Manitoba Agriculture, Fertilizer Canada and the 4R Industrial Research Chair Program at the University of Manitoba. There will be two group showings at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Participants can earn 2.5 CCA Nutrient credits. For more information and to register, contact Mario Tenuta at 204-290-7827 or, or John Heard at 204-745-8093 or before July 22.

Ag in Motion is on now! July 19 to 21, 2022

SaskCanola, in partnership with Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation (IHARF), is hosting a Crop Walk on Thursday August 4, 2022 from 9:00-11:00am in Indian Head. More information is available here.

Registration is now open for Saskatchewan Crop Diagnostic School – choose either July 26 OR July 27, 2022. In-person at Wheatland Conservation Association in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Topics will include insects, weeds, disease, soils and herbicides. 

Saskatchewan Agri-ARM field days are coming soon. More information is available here.
– 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
– July 28: South East Research Farm (SERF), Redvers, SK

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

Farming Smarter will be hosting:
July Plot Hop – July 21, 2022. 8:00 – 5:00. More info and tickets available here.
Open Farm Day – August 13th, 2022. 10:30 – 3:00. RSVP here.

American Society of Agronomy 2022 Sustainable Agronomy Conference – virtual event: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2022. Attendance is free. Registration is now open.

Disease monitoring:
SaskCanola and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture are offering clubroot and blackleg testing through their disease monitoring program. More information and details about how to participate are available here.

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)

Think safety first. Farm safety resources are available from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.

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

Cleanfarms’ <23L pesticide and fertilizer jug recycling program in Alberta and Manitoba will undergo major changes in the next few years to help encourage recycling in these regions. The jug collection sites will transition from municipal landfills and transfer stations to ag retail locations / the point of purchase over the next three years. Growers will now be asked to use container collection bags (available from ag retailers) which make on-farm management of jugs and transportation to a collection site easier. Cleanfarms is offering on-farm pickup of jugs for large farming operations that generate 30+ bags or jugs per year. For more information, please visit Cleanfarms or contact Cleanfarms ( or 1-877-622-4460).