Canola

Blackleg Battle Continues into 2020

Which canola diseases are on your team’s radar for the 2020 growing season? Chances are, blackleg is on that list. Found in 75% of canola fields across Canada, blackleg is a serious yield-robbing disease with market access concerns. Read more for some of the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team’s key messages and updates on blackleg.

Weed Management Insight from Canola Discovery Forum

The 2019 Canola Discovery Forum hosted by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association in Winnipeg, MB, brought together researchers and industry from throughout the canola value chain to discuss the role Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plays in canola production, and how the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is working to reach the goal of 52 bu/acre average canola production by 2025.

Read more for some of the highlights on the weed management component of IPM.

Growers Advised to Check With Their Grain Buyer About Quinclorac Use in 2018

The Canola Council welcomes the recent decision of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues to advance for adoption the proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) for quinclorac in canola. While this is a positive step, to date, an international MRL at Codex is not yet formally adopted. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is expected to officially adopt the report of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues at its July 2018 meeting.

Look Out for Clubroot Galls in Canola Fields

The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging all canola growers in Western Canada to check their fields for clubroot after the recent discovery of a club-root infested field in northwest Saskatchewan and the expansion of the disease in Alberta.