What are the legislative priorities here? Host Shaun Haney starts off the show discussing potential ‘easy wins’ for the federal government. Then: Top Ag News with Kelvin Heppner. StatsCan’s shocking acreage report – Dwight Nichol, DLN AgVentures, joins the show to interpret the surprises. Are producers more concerned about drought than analysts anticipated? What’s up… Read More

Did you ever play a game of chicken as a kid? You know the game where you and a buddy ride your bikes full speed at each other and the first one to bail off the collision path is the chicken. Its truly a silly game that lacks true skills of intelligence or strategy but… Read More

The message to canola growers from the Canola Council of Canada and grain companies over the last few months has been straightforward: Don’t apply quinclorac herbicide to canola this year because it could jeopardize exports. Farmers will have to sign a declaration saying their canola has not been treated with quinclorac for it to be accepted… Read More

Former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is taking issue with the Canola Council of Canada’s recommendation that growers don’t use quinclorac herbicide on canola in 2016. “I’m baffled by this non-science-based targeting of this product,” he says in the interview below, responding to this Canola School episode published earlier this week. Citing concerns about quinclorac residues showing up… Read More

China imports about one-third of the canola grown in Canada. It’s critical Canadian canola meet the requirements for selling into the Chinese market. That’s why the Canola Council of Canada is advising against the use of quinclorac herbicide on canola in 2016, explains Brian Innes, vice president of government relations for the CCC, in this Canola School… Read More

An unusually cool and dry spring across Manitoba has caused some difficulties when it comes to weed pressure in canola. Angela Brackenreed, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, tells Kara Oosterhuis in this Canola School episode that the annual weed pressure especially has been low. However, a change in moisture and temperature means… Read More

Pulse Canada has formally joined its national canola and cereal crop counterparts in supporting the “Keep It Clean” program. The awareness initiative aims to inform growers of the impact that on-farm production and storage decisions can have on meeting export market requirements. “Farmers recognize that responsible use of crop protection products is critical to keeping markets… Read More

As the time for applying a plant growth regulator (PGR) to wheat approaches, there have been many questions about whether Manipulator, a PGR introduced in Canada by Engage Agro in 2015, has been approved for exports into the US. The answer is no. “Engage Agro does not anticipate the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the… Read More

Ever wonder where Canadian canola ends up? 90 percent of the canola grown in Canada leaves the country to be processed and/or consumed in almost 50 countries around the world, explains Bruce Jowett, vice-president of market development with the Canola Council of Canada, sharing a rundown of export markets in this Canola School episode. The United… Read More