Research

Research Results

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission has invested millions of dollars into agronomic research.  The results from research are carefully integrated into all delivery platforms including presentations,  the Canola Research HubCanola Watch, Canola Digest, the Canola Encyclopedia, and the Canola Diagnostic Tool.

The Canola Council of Canada coordinates many of the research projects that the Alberta Canola Producers Commission and our partners collaboratively fund.

The Canola Council of Canada has developed the online Canola Research Hub that provides canola growers and agronomists unprecedented single point access to canola research.

canola research hub

visit www.canolaresearch.ca

A special Science Issue of Canola Digest is mailed to all canola growers across the prairies in November.

Click on the cover below to access an online copy with the option to download a PDF version

Science Digest 2016

Science Digest 2015

Science Digest 2014

Science Digest 2013

Research Funding

For 2016-17 fiscal year, Alberta Canola has committed $997,528 to 6 new projects valued at over $2.8 million dollars to canola related research projects and programs.

For every $1 that Alberta Canola committed, there was an additional $2.86 of partner funding.

New Research Projects Funded in 2016-17

  1. Introgression of clubroot resistance from B. rapa into B. napus canola and identification of molecular markers for resistance, and pyramiding of this resistance with other resistance genes.
    Lead Researcher: Dr. Habibur Rahman, University of Alberta
    Alberta Canola investment – $575,505
    Project total – $696,000
  2. Harrington seed destructor evaluation at field scale in Alberta
    Lead Researcher: Dr. Breanne Tidemann, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    Alberta Canola investment – $180,000
    Project total – $697, 782
  3. Long-term sustainable canola production – all phases of rotations
    Lead Researcher: Dr. Neil Harker, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    Alberta Canola investment – $120,000
    Project total – $240,000
  4. Development and implementation of weather based near real time crop insect pest monitoring\prediction model and program for Alberta (one year continuation of existing project)
    Lead Researcher: Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
    Alberta Canola investment – $92,977
    Project total – $92,977
  5. Assessing the impact of Contarinia sp. (midge) on canola production across the Prairies
    Lead Researcher: Dr. Neil Harker, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    Alberta Canola investment – $87,023
    Project total – $227,551
  6. 2017 Alberta weed survey
    Lead Researcher: Dr. Julia Leeson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
    Alberta Canola investment – $20,000
    Project total – $240,000

How does the Alberta Canola attract research proposals? Alberta Canola participates in the Alberta Ag Funding Consortium, a round table of funding agencies that has developed a common call for proposals, and the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) which is a targeted call for canola agronomy projects in conjunction with SaskCanola, MCGA and the CCC. This allows for maximum exposure to both researchers and research funders in Canada. The more partners that Alberta Canola has in its research portfolio, the greater the leverage of grower dollars. In this manner the Alberta Canola works towards its mission of increasing the long term profitability of Alberta’s canola farmers.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit

Canola growers in Alberta that do not request a refund of their check off from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC) qualify for a tax credit each year.

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit allows canola growers to claim the tax credit for that portion of the check off paid that was used to fund qualifying research.

2016 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

2015 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

2014 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

2013 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

2012 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

2011 Tax Year SR&ED Credit

Upcoming Events

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Jul 25
Beaverlodge, Alberta
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