Canola Agronomic Research Program

Grower-funded agronomic research

The Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) is funded by the three provincial canola grower organizations – Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers – and administered by the Canola Council of Canada.

Since 1985, CARP has supported canola agronomic research focused on increasing yield and profitability, reducing production risk and enhancing sustainability with effective technology transfer. Results are integrated into information tools such as the Canola Research Hub, Canola Digest, Canola Watch, the Canola Encyclopedia and extension presentations.

View previously funded CARP projects.

2021 CARP

The application period for 2021 CARP letters of intent (LOIs) is now closed. Please check back in 2021 for information on the next year’s round of LOIs for 2022 CARP.

Send any 2021 CARP questions to:

Nathaniel Ort

How projects are selected

CARP will consider research in the disciplines of agronomy, genetics and germplasm development, prioritizing those research areas that have been identified through consultation with expert steering groups, the canola value chain and insights from the annual Canola Discovery Forum. Collaboration with multiple organizations is welcome and encouraged.

For reference, this template was used for LOI submissions for 2021 CARP.

CARP proposals are reviewed by the Alberta Canada, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers research committees, with additional agronomic input from the Canola Council of Canada’s crop production and innovation team and other subject area experts.

To learn about the most important areas of focus for project submissions, please see the research priorities of:

Alberta Canola


Manitoba Canola Growers

Canola Council of Canada

The Western Grains Research Foundation may also potentially express interest in participating with the canola grower organizations in potential funding for projects aligned with their research priorities.


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The lead researcher of a CARP project must complete the following reports on behalf of their research team and submit to Nathaniel Ort:

CARP annual report (.doc template)

CARP final project report (.doc template)

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CARP areas of focus

Increasing yields and profitability

Reducing production risk

Enhancing sustainability