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
Canola Oil Enzyme modification of egg lecithin and canola lecithin for functional food development Jonathan Curtis 2014 - 2016 Complete
Harvest Determining best practices for summer storage of canola in western Canada Joy Agnew 2014 - 2014 Complete
Insects Reliable and effective use of managed bees for canola pollination Shelley Hoover 2014 - 2017 Complete
Agronomy Performance and cost of field scouting for weeds and diseases using imagery obtained with an unmanned aerial vehicle Christoph Neeser 2014 - 2016 Complete
Agronomy Verifying seed primer benefits on canola and wheat establishment, vigour and yield under direct seeding in Alberta Kabal Gill 2014 - 2017 Complete
Diseases Development of canola cultivar blackleg resistance groups: feasibility Ralph Lange 2014 - 2017 Complete
Insects Development and implementation of a weather-based, near-real-time, crop insect pest monitoring/prediction model and program for Alberta Daniel Itenfisu 2014 - 2018 Complete
Agronomy, Harvest Developing a rapid method to evaluate pod-drop in canola Rob Gulden 2013 - 2016 Complete
Diseases Night Spraying: Fungicides – Efficacy and crop tolerance of fungicides applied at distinct times of day Ken Coles 2013 - 2015 Complete
Agronomy Identification of superior crop rotations to minimize inputs, optimize crop production and maximize contribution margin Kabal Gill 2013 - 2016 Complete
Fertility Assessing current soil test based fertilizer recommendations for direct seeding systems to optimize crop production and contribution margin Kabal Gill 2013 - 2016 Complete
Diseases Supporting continued development of clubroot resistant canola and early detection of clubroot outbreaks Michael Harding 2013 - 2017 Complete
Insects Aster yellows and swede midge – new threats to prairie canola production Chrystel Olivier 2013 - 2016 Complete
Diseases, Genetics Identification and mapping of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica and development of SNP markers tightly linked to resistance genes Fengqun Yu 2013 - 2016 Complete
Insects Improving lygus management for current canola and faba bean cultivars Héctor Cárcamo 2013 - 2016 Complete

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Upcoming Events

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Virtual Conference

Great speakers on farm safety including STARS Air Ambulance
Oct 20 - Oct 21
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Roots to Success Risk Management Training Workshops

Farm Management Canada invites farmers to attend the Roots to Success Risk Management virtual training session to increase their ability to assess and address risks using a comprehensive approach to managing risk on the farm.
Nov 9
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What to know before you buy or lease equipment with Lance Stockbrugger

The “buy or lease” question can be confusing. Join Lance Stockbrugger, a farmer and Chartered Professional Accountant, for a webinar where he’ll explain the pros and cons of leasing so you can make the best decision for your operation.
Nov 16
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Grower Engagement Meeting - Lethbridge

Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings across Alberta during November & December 2021 and one online in January 2022
Nov 17
Lethbridge, Alberta

Grower Engagement Meeting - Nisku

Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings across Alberta during November & December 2021 and one online in January 2022
Nov 23
Nisku, Alberta

The Agricultural Excellence Conference

AgEx is the only event in Canada dedicated exclusively to bringing farm management enthusiasts together to build their business acumen. This year’s theme, The Challenge of Change, is about acknowledging that change...
Nov 24 - Nov 26
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Your role in farm transition: Whose job is it anyway? with Patti Durand

Transitioning a farm business can be complex - there are so many decisions to make. But whose job is it to make it a successful transition?
Nov 30
Online, Webinar

Grower Engagement Meeting - Red Deer

Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings across Alberta during November & December 2021 and one online in January 2022
Dec 7
Red Deer, AB

Grower Engagement Meeting - Grande Prairie

Alberta Canola is hosting four Grower Engagement Meetings across Alberta during November & December 2021 and one online in January 2022
Dec 14
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Communicating for Results with Dr. John Fast

Join Dr. John Fast and discover how to improve communication among those working within your operation, especially family members.
Dec 14
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