Canola Watch – December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

“DAMP” CANOLA MAY NOT BE SAFE, EVEN IF COLD

Freezing tough or damp canola by running cold air through the bin can be a short-term storage solution for canola that couldn’t get dried before winter…but check that canola regularly. This is not as safe as you might think.

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SEED DECISIONS: WHAT CLUBROOT-RESISTANCE TO CHOOSE?

CR seed is recommended. So the real decision is whether to use CR varieties with the base (Mendel or first generation) resistance trait or use CR varieties with second generation traits.

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REPORT: 2019 CANOLA PERFORMANCE TRIALS SMALL PLOT DATA

The 2019 Canola Performance Trials (CPT) complete small plot data report is now available at canolaperformancetrials.ca.

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CANOLA QUALITY WITH WINTER OR SPRING HARVEST

Western Canada still has a lot of canola acres to harvest. A similar situation occurred in 2016. The Canadian Grain Commission reported in 2017 on the quality of late-harvested and spring-harvested canola. Of the spring-harvested samples submitted, 60% graded No. 1 or 2.

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KEEP IT CLEAN: DE-REGISTERED VARIETIES ARE A NO-GROW

Growing registered canola varieties is an important part of assuring our export customers that the biotech traits and disease resistance in our canola supply meet their requirements. To mitigate risk and protect the marketability of your canola crop, do not seed any de-registered canola varieties.

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OUR 2019 CCA QUIZ TO BE POSTED SOON

Please stand by. Once we have our annual Canola Watch CCA quiz approved, we’ll post it and share it. Write in December for 2019 credits or in January for 2020 credits.

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READ CANOLA DIGEST SCIENCE EDITION 2019 ONLINE

This year’s Canola Digest Science Edition featuring the latest research findings is now available at canoladigest.ca

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CANOLA DISCOVERY FORUM PRESENTATIONS ONLINE

Presentations from Canola Discovery Forum in Winnipeg in November are posted online here. Most presenters agreed to share PDFs of their slide decks.

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SIGN UP TO HELP WITH PEST MONITORING IN SASKATCHEWAN

Your consent will allow staff to monitor pests on your property and will contribute to the health of the agriculture industry in Saskatchewan.

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Upcoming Events

Alberta Canola Producers 30th Annual General Meeting

Join the Alberta Canola Producers Commission for their Annual General Meeting.
Jan 28
Edmonton, Alberta

Peace Region Clubroot Response Workshop

The science, the agronomy, and the farmer experience of clubroot.
Feb 5
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Making The Grade

Hands on Grain grading course designed for farmers
Feb 19
Grande Prarie, Alberta

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