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
Insects Identification and assessment of the role of natural enemies in pest suppression in canola with specific reference to diamondback moth management Maya Evenden 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Diseases, Genetics Re-synthesizing Brassica napus with clubroot resistance from C-genome Fengqun Yu 2018 - 2021 Ongoing
Harvest, Weeds Harrington Seed Destructor Evaluation at Field Scale in Alberta Breanne Tidemann 2017 - 2020 Ongoing
Agronomy Long-Term Sustainable Canola Production – All Phases Rotations Breanne Tidemann 2017 - 2020 Ongoing
Canola Oil A route to multi-product oleochemical production in Alberta Jonathan Curtis 2017 - 2020 Complete
Agronomy, Stand Establishment Rye Cover Crop termination date effect for no till canola emergence Rob Dunn 2017 - 2018 Complete
Canola Meal Can we replace soya sauce with canola sauce? Paul Holloway 2016 - 2018 Complete
Diseases, Genetics Understanding the mechanisms for race-specific and non-specific resistance for effective use of cultivar resistance against blackleg of canola in western Canada Gary Peng 2015 - 2017 Complete
Diseases Characterization of the new strains of the clubroot pathogen in Alberta Sheau-Fang Hwang, Stephen Strelkov 2015 - 2018 Complete
Diseases, Genetics Identification and genetic mapping of Brassica napus for resistance to pathotype 5X of Plasmodiophora brassicae Fengqun Yu 2015 - 2018 Complete
Canola Oil Investigating the anti-cancer effects of novel bioactive oils Catherine Field 2015 - 2018 Complete
Stand Establishment To germinate or not to germinate? Towards understanding the role dormancy plays in canola seed and seedling vigour and stand establishment Sally Vail 2015 - 2018 Complete
Harvest, Weeds Can harvest weed seed management be used to control kochia, cleavers and wild buckwheat? Stephen Shirtliffe 2014 - 2016 Complete
Agronomy Controlled traffic farming and on farm research with controlled traffic and random farming systems Ty Faechner 2014 - 2017 Complete
Agronomy Improving growth and yield of canola with a novel fungal endophyte Piriforospora indica Janusz Zwiazek 2014 - 2016 Complete

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