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Federal investment in research will help drive canola’s economic impact higher

September 4, 2018 – The federal government’s new $12.1 million investment in canola research will play a key role in growing the economic and environmental benefits of Canada’s number one crop, says Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson.

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Canola Council launches new tool to help growers optimize combine performance and increase yields

July 16, 2018 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) released a new web-based application to help producers with combine adjustments during harvest, maximize yield and edge us closer to an average yield of 52 bu/ac by 2025.

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Canola industry thrilled to be part of Superclusters Initiative

February 15, 2018 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains that Protein Industries Canada (PIC) was selected as one of the five supercluster hubs stimulated by the Canadian government. The five finalists will share in $950 million under the federal program to foster innovation and job growth.

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Canola Performance Trial results for 2017 posted online

December 21, 2017 - Canola Performance Trial (CPT) results for 2017 are loaded into the online searchable database at canolaperformancetrials.ca. Canola growers can use this valuable online tool to finalize seed decisions for 2018.

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New canola calculator matches seeding rate to risk factors

February 17, 2017 – New seeding rate and plant stand calculators from the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will help canola growers set an accurate seeding rate that balances the good start canola needs with their profitability goals and appetite for risk.

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2016 Canola Performance Trial results now online

December 23, 2016 - Results are in for the 2016 Canola Performance Trials (CPT). Data from the science-based, third-party variety evaluations for both small-plot and field-scale trials have now been uploaded to the online comparison tool at canolaperformancetrials.ca.

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Federal government and canola growers invest in research “In Pursuit of 52 by 2025”

February 11, 2016 – The federal government and three provincial canola grower organizations are jointly funding new agronomic research focused on sustainably and profitably increasing canola production in Canada.

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Canola Performance Trial results for 2015 now online

January 11, 2016 - Results are in for the 2015 Canola Performance Trials (CPT). Data from the science-based, third-party variety evaluations have been uploaded to the online comparison tool at canolaperformancetrials.ca. A summary booklet is also available for download at the site.

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Lower harvest losses start with a drop pan

August 11, 2015 - To make an improvement on canola harvest losses, it first helps to know the current loss situation. That requires a drop pan. We know canola losses occur out the back of the combine. Are losses high enough to warrant the time spent to reduce them? They certainly will be for some combines and in some conditions.

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Dry conditions and the sclerotinia spray decision

July 13, 2015 - Moisture is the key risk factor for sclerotinia stem rot. Without moisture a couple of weeks before flowering and humidity during and after flowering, disease severity and the return on investment from fungicide will be lower than if moisture is present all through these periods.

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Five things you need to know about flea beetles

May 29, 2015 - Striped and crucifer flea beetles are the most common insect pest in Canadian canola, and with slower crop emergence this year, flea beetle damage seems more severe than usual. Here are five important points to help with flea beetle scouting and management this year....

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Clubroot resistance breakdown confirmed in fields across Alberta

May 8, 2015 - Erosion of clubroot resistance is showing up across Alberta. Recent research by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) and the University of Alberta (U of A) has confirmed the continued spread, with multiple virulent pathotypes suspected. Protecting against further erosion of current clubroot resistance requires a strategy focused on minimizing clubroot resting spore spread and keeping spore loads as low as possible.

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Better start means more profit

February 4, 2015 - A strong start for canola pays off all season long. Growers who invest the time to place seed at an even shallow depth and invest in a seeding rate that will provide seven to 10 living plants per square foot will usually see a strong return on that investment through reduced pest management costs, easier harvest timing, lower green seed counts and higher yields.

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CCC Launches Canola Research Hub

January 21, 2015 – Today the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) launches the Canola Research Hub, an online database designed to provide growers with the latest research findings to increase both productivity and profitability.

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