Managing tough canola is… tough. Especially after the year that was 2019 — and for many parts of the Prairies, in the late season, it would not stop raining, snowing, sleeting — precipitating in any form. Canola is still being harvested and will continue into the spring again; but for those who managed to bring… Read More

An announced joint research project led by the University of Calgary has unleashed anger from many farmers in Western Canada. On Sunday, a tweet posted by the Canola Council of Canada referred to a joint research project entitled “Surveillance networks for beneficial insects II: Quantifying the canola yield effect of wetlands, shelterbelts and other insect… Read More

Canadian farmers and exporters have been frustrated by a year-long major trade disruption with one of Canada’s largest canola markets — China. It is a continuously evolving situation, says Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada (CCC). “There is still a blockage in terms of seed shipments from the two largest exporters — Viterra and… Read More

The World Trade Organization (WTO) was created to add stability to global trade by upholding certain rules between trading partners. The organization has been criticized for being too slow, and, at times, ineffective. But the WTO exists for very good reason, says Brian Innes, past president of CAFTA who also is the head of public… Read More

Manitoba Agriculture reports a new strain of clubroot has been identified in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. The soil-borne pathogen of canola and other brassica species have several pathotypes. The new strain of clubroot is identified as pathotype 3A, and is able to overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance in commercial canola varieties, says… Read More