Canola Research Hub
Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  1. Who funds canola research in Canada?
    Funding for canola research is provided by the industry through the Canola Council, provincial grower organizations and government-backed research partnerships.

  2. What is the Canola/Flax Agri-Science Cluster initiative?
    The Canola/Flax Canadian Agri-Science Cluster Initiative is a partnership between the Canola Council of Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to sponsor research and technology transfer that supports canola/flax in three key areas: oil nutrition, meal nutrition and crop production. This will enable the industry to grow and provide canola/flax growers and the entire value chain with a profitable and sustainable future.

    CLICK HERE to download administrative templates and learn more about the two main sources of canola research funding.

  3. What are the areas of study in canola crop production under AAFC's Growing Forward program?
    Plant establishment 
    Conditions and factors which impact the seed bed and early seedling development

    Fertility management
     
    Factors impacting and practices utilized to provide nutrition to the crop

    Integrated pest management
     
    Conditions affecting and techniques to deal with weeds, insects and diseases in crops

    Harvest management
     
    Factors impacting the crop at maturity and through the harvest process, such as cutting, combining, dessication and seed storage

  4. What is the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP)?
    The Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) is funded by the provincial grower organizations – Alberta Canola Producers Commission, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association – in partnership with Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund. For 25 years, the program has been supporting canola research focused on increasing farm productivity and economic returns to farmers. CARP research priorities are identified by the provincial grower organizations. Proposals are reviewed by the provincial grower organizations and the Canola Council’s Crop Production Committee, which consists of producer, government and industry representatives with expertise in all areas of canola agronomy.

    CLICK HERE to download administrative templates and learn more about the two main sources of canola research funding.

  5. Will the Canola Research Hub always look exactly like this?
    No. The Canola Research Hub will continue to evolve, incorporating the latest findings as studies are completed. We also have over 20 years of agronomic research to build into our database over time and the site will be regularly updated with new functionality and content!

  6. Where can I find more information on the Canola Research Hub or some material I saw on it?
    Please send questions, comment or requests for further information through our Contact us page.

Navigating the Canola Research Hub

  1. How do I enter the Canola Research Hub directly?
    Enter the Canola Research Hub from the address: canolaresearch.ca 

  2. How do I enter the Canola Research Hub from the Canola Council Canada website?
    Select Canola Research Hub from the Research drop-down menu on the CCC's website navigation bar.

  3. How do I navigate within the pages of the Canola Research Hub?
    Click on any of the breadcrumb links below the Canola Research Hub banner to browse content or return to the landing page.

  4. When would I "Search the Hub Library" and when would I select a query from the research database?
    Searching the Hub library will allow the user to find written summaries which include photos, tables/charts and links to additional resources, where available.

    Selecting a database query will provide the user with visual representations of data around a specific topic and links to the corresponding research summaries.

  5. How do I search for research summaries?
    Select one or more of the four filters to find summaries of plant establishment, fertility management, integrated pest management and/or harvest management projects. For additional search criteria, select the Advanced Search button.

  6. What do the filters in the initial research summaries search mean?
    Plant establishment 
    Conditions and factors which impact the seed bed and early seedling development

    Fertility management
     
    Factors impacting and practices utilized to provide nutrition to the crop

    Integrated pest management
     
    Conditions affecting and techniques to deal with weeds, insects and diseases in crops

    Harvest management
     
    Factors impacting the crop at maturity and through the harvest process, such as cutting, combining, dessication and seed storage

  7. How do I use the advanced search?
    Once in the advanced search, you can select from one or more of the filters. To do this, simply click the down arrow of the topic you would like to filter by and then select one or more of the options provided (to close the drop-down menu, click the filter title again). Repeat this for as many of the filters as desired, and then click the Search button.

    The number of reports (Report Count) that apply to each of your selected parameters will then be displayed. Clicking on a specific parameter will bring up the links to the research summaries that correspond with each applied filter.

    To start a new search, click on the Clear All Filters button.

  8. What do the filters in the advanced research summaries search mean?
    Research Pillar
    The four areas of agronomic research that have been targeted for improvement in the current CCC strategic plan (see descriptions of these areas in response to ‘What do the filters in the initial research summaries search mean?’, above)

    Organization
    The establishment which the principal investigator was associated with when the research project was carried out

    Research Program
    The major grouping under which a project is carried out, often related to funding

    Principal investigator
    The lead researcher for any given research project

    Timespan
    The year in which the research was officially completed or is scheduled for completion 

    Location
    The region(s) in which at least some portion of the research project was carried out

Using the database queries

  1. How can I clear the filters applied to a report?
    To clear all filters, you must refresh the page in your web browser.

  2. Where do I find the study which relates to a particular chart?
    Each chart in the database queries represents specific data from one of the agronomic studies in our database and is referenced by the prefix code in the chart title (eg. 3.1.1). Each query report includes reference links at the bottom of the page to all studies from which data is being illustrated.