Canola Community Connections

New Canola Watch Science Series. Please listen to:
Ep. 97 – Nested association mapping – with Sally Vail
Ep. 96 – Canola Digest Science 2023 highlights – with host Jay Whetter
Ep. 95 – Field variability – with Taras Lychuk and Alan Moulin

Top Notch Farming extension meetings, Saskatchewan. Registration and information links for the four locations:
Spiritwood, February 6
St. Walburg, February 7
Unity, February 8
Melfort, February 13

Agronomy Update 2024. Alberta’s Agronomy Update is online January 9 and 10. Presentations will not be recorded but the slideshow from the presenter will be available online after the meeting. QR code to collect CCA credits following the presentations. Registration closes on January 8.

SaskCanola AGM. January 9, 11:25 a.m. In-person at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, or virtually. Registration and information.

Western Canadian Crop Production Show. January 9-11, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Tickets and information.

Manitoba Ag Days. January 16-18, Brandon, Manitoba. Canola Morning is January 16, 9:30 a.m.–noon. Information.

Irrigated Crop Production Update 2024. Thursday, January 18 at the Lethbridge Agri-Food Hub & Trade Centre. Originally led by the Government of Alberta, this conference is now hosted by Lethbridge College in collaboration with farmers, industry, government, and academia. The one-day conference will feature sessions about water allocation in times of drought, strategies and tools to better manage irrigation and irrigated crops, pest management on irrigated acres, and information about snowpack conditions and forecasted water supply for 2024. The event has been approved for 2 Pesticide Applicator Credits and 5.5 CCA credits (4 Soil & Water, 1 IPM, 0.5 Crop Management). Early bird pricing is in effect until December 20 for ‘General Admission’ tickets. Registration and information.

Alberta Canola Conference & Research Symposium. January 24, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Registration and information.

Alberta Canola AGM. January 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Grande Prairie, Alberta and online (hybrid event). Registration and information.

CrossRoads, Alberta’s Crop Conference. January 30-31, Calgary, Alberta. CrossRoads features keynote speakers, talks by industry experts on continued successful crop production in Western Canada, and a chance to socialize, network, and share ideas with your peers in the agriculture community. Registration and information.

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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