Explore canola research resources
The Canadian canola industry supports scientific research aimed at improving how canola is grown and used. This page is the starting point to access hundreds of studies, including research now underway.
Visit the Canola Research Hub to view reports and search findings from leading studies focused on yields, profitability and sustainability. The Hub is a knowledge transfer tool, designed to assist the industry in defining best management practices that can be put to use on the farm.
Oil and meal research
Review current research projects, recently completed studies and past research into the nutritional value of canola oil and meal. The Canola Council maintains lists of studies conducted since canola was developed.
Research funding programs
Learn more the major partnerships now underway – the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) and Canola AgriScience Cluster – as well as previously funded research.
Research priorities and coordination
Find out about the next Canola Week, where research directions are charted, and current priorities for canola production research.
If you would like to run a research trial on your farm, choose the protocol you want to implement, download the corresponding data collection sheet and then utilize these documents (including the trial tips) to conduct your trial.
Seeding rate comparison trial protocol
Seeding speed comparison trial protocol
Crop phenology is the study of crop growth stages and how the timing of these are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors. It is largely influenced by environmental conditions such as temperature and precipitation and is important for canola production. Sub-optimal temperature and precipitation can affect the rate of crop growth and development, plant biomass, overall plant health, and yield. Furthermore, the values or accumulation and duration of temperature or precipitation within certain growth stages can be more impactful for plant growth and development behaviour than other growth stages. For example, canola is sensitive to heat stress from bolting to the end of flowering, which can affect final yield. Measuring the temperature during this time may provide explanation for yield results at the end of the season.