The first canoLAB, like many events, was affectionately named by Rick Taillieu from Alberta Canola, and became the brainchild of Dan Orchard, Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist from Central Alberta. Dan was (and still is) working as an agronomist for the Canola Council of Canada.
Excited about the prospect of a live plant workshop in the winter, he stopped by the University of Alberta in the winter of 2011-12 where he met their new greenhouse manager, Sherrie Benson. They chatted about availability of greenhouse space and how to go about growing canola plants indoors for a team training event.
It didn’t take long for Dan, Sherrie and a larger crew of CCC and Alberta Canola staff to realize the potential of this workshop on a larger scale.This will be the sixth year for canoLAB, which will maintain its theme of hands-on learning, small groups and real plants and pests.
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In the latest Canola Watch podcast, host Jay Whetter talks with Misha Glouberman about conflict resolution and the important distinction between “position” and “interest”.
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We’re putting together some tips on managing ruts and expectations for canola left out all winter. These will be posted in the February or March Canola Watch. Do you have tips on ruts management, combining over-wintered canola and crop insurance strategies for over-wintered canola? Share them with us by email to [email protected] or through Twitter to @CanolaWatch.
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