Research Database

The Alberta Canola research committee selects and funds projects that helps farmers succeed in growing canola, investigate new uses and health benefits of canola oil, and promote the use of canola meal in livestock feed rations.

* This database is being actively updated with research funded by the service charge paid by canola farmers in Alberta from 1994 to present.

Projects active in

Category Title Lead Researcher Years Active Status
Genetics Improving heat and drought resistance in canola through regulating diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity Gavin Chen 2020 - 2023 Ongoing
Canola Oil Establishing the important of canola-derived long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on immune development Catherine Field 2020 - 2023 Ongoing
Insects Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair in Agricultural Entomology Boyd Mori 2020 - 2025 Ongoing
Agronomy, Insects, Stand Establishment Evaluating the effect of canola seeding rate and seed size seeded into wheat stubble on flea beetle damage and population María Angélica Ouellette 2020 - 2023 Ongoing
Diseases Clubroot inoculum management for sustainable canola production Stephen Strelkov 2019 - 2022 Ongoing
Diseases A rapid molecular assay to identify Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes from plant and soil samples Stephen Strelkov 2019 - 2022 Ongoing
Insects Biocontrol potential of entomopathogenic nematodes against selected key insect pests of canola in Alberta Paul Tiege 2019 - 2020 Ongoing
Diseases Influence of pH on the clubroot pathogen: are there pH-insensitive strains? Stephen Strelkov 2019 - 2022 Ongoing
Insects Surveillance networks for beneficial insects II: quantifying the canola yield effect of wetlands, shelterbelts and other insect reservoir habitats Paul Galpern 2019 - 2022 Ongoing
Diseases, Genetics Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Canola Science Cluster Theme 7 Dilantha Fernando, Gary Peng, Hossein Borhan, Mario Tenuta, Sheau-Fang Hwang, Stephen Strelkov 2019 - 2023 Ongoing
Canola Meal Rapid detection and degradation of mycotoxins in animal and poultry feed materials Roopesh Syamaladevi 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Diseases, Genetics Exploring Brassica oleracea for resistance to the newly emerged Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotypes: Resistance mapping and introgression into canola Habibur Rahman 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Diseases, Genetics Agronomic and seed quality improvement of the clubroot resistant canola germplasm of canola × rutabaga cross, and fine mapping of the resistance gene Habibur Rahman 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Agronomy, Fertility Canola frequency effects on nutrient turnover and root-microbe interactions Tim Dumonceaux 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Insects Generate knowledge and control strategies for the pollen beetle Brassicogethes viridescens (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a new invasive insect pest of canola Christine Noronha 2018 - 2022 Ongoing

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