Canola Community Connections

Apply by November 30 for Canola 4R Advantage funding: The CCC is now accepting applications for year two of Canola 4R Advantage, which provides funding to help pay (up to $20,000 per eligible BMP per farm) for BMPs focused on nitrogen management, including soil testing, field zone mapping and enhanced efficiency fertilizers. Applications are currently open until November 30, 2023 and can be initiated by a grower or their 4R designated agronomist through a new digital platform.

Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program is accepting samples from farmers until November 30. These samples are important for preparing the canola annual report. Samples are aggregated by grade and location so the quality and the grade distribution reflect the crop quality of each crop district or agricultural census. Plus, submitting canola samples, provides growers with: (1) unofficial grade, (2) dockage assessment and (3) oil, protein and chlorophyll content. Click for here for sample kits and more information.

SaskCanola is once again conducting its free disease testing program, which includes testing for clubroot and blackleg as per previous years. More information is available here. Verticillium stripe is not included in SaskCanola’s free disease testing, but growers are still encouraged to send in samples for testing.
Free disease testing is also available in Manitoba. More information is available here.

Should SaskCanola & SaskFlax amalgamate? Have your say here. The online consultation runs until November 17.

NEW LINK: Canola storage survey: The University of Manitoba is conducting a Canola Drying survey to inform research projects for canola growers on grain drying and storage. The 19-question survey can be done in as little as 10 minutes and all responses collected will be anonymous. Aggregated results will be published in a farm journal. The survey is available here

Are you or is someone you know feeling burnt out, unreasonably stressed or exhausted? Help is available.
Support lines by province 
Do More Ag Foundation
Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program

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