What is UCC?

Ultimate Canola Challenge

What is UCC?

The Ultimate Canola Challenge (UCC) is a program to challenge growers to obtain higher yields and profitability. It started in 2013, originating from the idea of pitting agronomists or researchers against each other in head-to-head competitions to see who could produce better canola yields. However, this effort did not come to fruition because the researchers believed that following the same best management practices that the agronomists promoted would produce the best result.

So the approach of the UCC was adjusted to testing whether various canola products, such as micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients, could increase yields and profitably when used in conjunction with the CCC recommended best management practices for canola. These were tested at multiple research locations across the prairies for two years. In 2015, the UCC evolved into a vehicle to encourage canola growers to evaluate new products and practices for themselves using their own field scale trials.