Canola Community Connections

Canola Week 2022 – December 6-8. Hybrid format, allowing attendees to tune in from their home and offices or attend in person at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon. Followed by the in-person Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Canola Cluster Wrap Up event at the same venue on December 9. Registration and program information

Listen to new Canola Watch podcasts
Aster yellows with Sean Prager, Berenice Romero and Tyler Wist
Prairie Pest Monitoring Network with Meghan Vankosky
All Canola Watch podcasts

Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program will accept harvest samples of canola and other grains until November 30. In exchange for submitting canola samples, growers get: (1) unofficial grade*, (2) dockage assessment and (3) oil, protein and chlorophyll content. *The grade provided through the Harvest Sample Program is unofficial because samples aren’t collected by a Canadian Grain Commission inspector. CGC will accept samples until November 30. Sample kits and more information

Alberta Canola Grower Engagement Meetings – November 29 in Olds, December 1 in Fort Saskatchewan, December 13 online, and December 15 in Grande Prairie. Information and registration

A survey on insect management extension in Alberta. By participating in a survey on entomological extension, Alberta producers can be involved in shaping the direction of entomological extension in Alberta. The survey is a MSc project out of the University of Alberta, and can be accessed here.

Manitoba Agronomists Conference – December 14-15, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Theme: “Dialing down the heat: Agronomic solutions to climate change” Topics include verticillium stripe.  Information and registration

Yield Robbers 2022. Results from the survey from October Canola Watch. PDF of basic results

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 – Crisis contacts) (Manitoba Farm Wellness Program)

Ag Days – January 17-19, 2023. Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Information

CropConnect 2023 – February 15-16, 2023. Victoria Inn and Convention Centre in Winnipeg. Information and registration