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. Additional funds are provided for some CARP projects by the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF).
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.
The application period for 2022 CARP letters of intent (LOIs) is now open. CARP LOIs will be accepted between June 1 and July 30, 2021.
Send any 2022 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 2022 CARP.
CARP proposals are reviewed by the Alberta Canada, SaskCanola, Manitoba Canola Growers and Western Grains Research Foundation research committees, with additional agronomic input and support from the Canola Council of Canada’s crop production and innovation team and other experts in the canola industry.
To learn about the most important areas of focus for project submissions, please see the research priorities of:
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)
CARP final abstract report (.doc template; to be completed and submitted with the final report)