Canola Community Connections

Canola Week – December 5-7
Hotel Arts, Calgary
Canola Week is a merger of Keith Downey’s Canola Industry Meeting (est. 1970), Wilf Keller’s Canola Innovation Day (est. 2003), and the Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Discovery Forum (est. 2013). The Canola Discovery Forum portion of the event is a unique opportunity to help align research priorities across the entire value chain and focus efforts on the areas of greatest opportunity. This three-day event also provides updates on the state of the industry, trade, end-use products and markets; research and innovation; cutting edge technologies; and agronomic issues. Canola Week 2023 will be held as a hybrid event – the in-person aspect will be hosted in Calgary at the Hotel Arts. Visit the event website to register and explore the event program.

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.

New Canola Watch podcast. In the first episode of our 2023 Science Series, AAFC research scientist Raju Soolanayakanahally explains the benefit of sulphur for canola heat and drought tolerance and how a Bollywood movie, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” inspired him to research canola.

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.

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

SaskCanola has a new interactive texting service. Farmers who subscribe can expect to receive a weekly oilseeds market outlook report; Canola Watch, a weekly (during the growing season) canola production newsletter; event notices and urgent news/alerts. Farmers will also be able to engage directly with the SaskCanola team. To subscribe, text keyword SASKCANOLA to 1-877-241-7044. By texting SaskCanola, you agree to receive promotional messages from SaskCanola sent via an autodialer. This subscription is not a condition of any service. Estimated 10 messages/month. Message & data rates may apply. Reply STOP to unsubscribe or HELP for help. Terms and Privacy Policy can be found at

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