Verticillium stripe — a disease first discovered in Western Canada in 2014 — appears to be taking advantage of the stress to canola plants caused by an old, familiar disease pathogen. While research to understand Verticillium longisporum in the Prairies is still in its early stages, there’s a hypothesis that its prevalence in a canola… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! You’ll hear from Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on a number of topics including: fungicide application in a dry year, strip till, upcoming temperatures and much more! Listen on for an audio clip from a recent Canola School with Shawn Senko, Canola Council of… Read More

Do yourself or your clients a big favour and do a quick scan now of the Keep it Clean list of crop protection products to avoid some uncomfortable conversations at grain delivery. While it may be frustrating to learn that approved products may have marketing limitations, the Keep it Clean program supported by the Canola… Read More

When scouting for blackleg, many imagine clipping stems near swathing or harvest time. But did you know that infection actually occurs at the very beginning of the growing season? If you’re in a high risk situation, such as a tight rotation, growing the same variety, or have background resistance in the field, the disease can… Read More

Tonight’s episode of The Agronomists is dedicated to those rotten… you guessed it… root rots. Identification, rotation impacts, scouting tips, and likely culprits for canola, corn, and soybeans — host Lyndsey Smith covers it all. Joining her is Clint Jurke, of the Canola Council of Canada, and Alison Robertson, of Iowa State University. This episode… Read More

Ideally, we want to get every crop off to the best start possible. One of the ways that this can be done in canola is through a pre-emergent herbicide, says Marissa Robitaille Balog, of the Canola Council of Canada. “Canola isn’t super competitive when it’s small,” Robitaille explains in this Canola School episode. “It’s pretty… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! We’ve got a great lineup for you here today. You’ll hear: Marissa Robitaille Balog of the Canola Council of Canada, on a recent Canola School episode on using a pre-emerge herbicide; Peter Sikkema of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, on tackling herbicide-resistant fleabane; and Peter… Read More

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau today announced how Canada will handle crop cultivars that contain gene-editing as part of the breeding process. Bibeau says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has officially published updated guidance for  Part V(5) of the Seed Regulations to make it clear which plants — whether developed via… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has begun the process of searching for the next president and CEO of the organization, now that current president Jim Everson has announced he is leaving. Everson will continue in the role until a new president and CEO is in place. The executive committee of the CCC board has… Read More

The Canola Council of Canada is offering incentives to growers to improve 4R Nutrient Stewardship on canola acres. Shawn Senko, an agronomy specialist for the Canola Council of Canada, presented at Soils and Crops in Saskatoon, Sask., on the Canola 4R Advantage Program available to canola growers across the country. The purpose of the 4R advantage… Read More

For a relatively young crop — with it’s invention originating 60 years ago — there is significant global demand for canola, in many different forms. 90 per cent of the canola we grow here in Canada exported — whether it be for renewable fuels, livestock feed, cooking oil, or more. Jim Everson, of the Canola… Read More

 

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