• Saddle up for the Canola Council of Canada 2014 Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27. The CCC Convention is the one annual event where the entire canola industry comes together. Be inspired by our world-class speakers and make face-to-face connections with all links of the value chain in a business-focused environment. In…
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  • The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort is nestled in the hills outside San Antonio. Condé Nast Traveler ranks it the No.1 Texas golf destination and No.17 worldwide. We’re thrilled to have it as the location for our canola shotgun golf tournament…
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  • Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu with the topic, “Preparing for the Future Food Consumer.” Kevin Bleyer on the topic, “The Real Story Behind Writing Fake News.” Michael Enright on “Current Affairs.” Anne Frick on “Supply and Demand.” Dr. John Izzo on “Sustainability.” Dr. Jim Painter on “Sensory Nutrition.” Cami Ryan on “How Bad Sciences gets Good Legs.” Ray Zahab on “Challenge. Distance…
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  • Shine up your boots, bedazzle your denim and mosey on down The Old Spanish Trail to Rio Cibolo Ranch to wrap up the convention with a rodeo, dinner and drinks, live music and dancing. The cost is included in registration for full delegates, and is $200 for partners. This includes shuttle transportation to and from the……
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  • The Canola Watch 2013 exam is posted and ready. Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Certified Crop Science Consultants (CCSCs) who achieve 70% will get 6.5 credits. Ultimate Canola Challenge results show that many of the additive products tested would not have provided an economic return — based on 2013 results. The challenge will likely be repeated in 2014, which will…
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  • 1. Paperwork. Go through notes you took through the 2013 growing season and get them organized for next year. Look for patterns in 2013 yield maps. For example, can good areas and poor areas be explained and provide some specific management direction for 2014? 2. Consider how to work check strips into your farm for 2014. These are a good…
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  • Meaningful seed comparisons usually have the following features: 1. It comes from at least 15-20 sites, ideally from more than one year. 2. Statistical analysis is performed on the data to test its reliability. This analysis will also identify real statistically-supported differences between treatments or varieties. 3. Trials should follow a protocol applied across all sites. Without a protocol, differences…
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