Canola Council of Canada

More producers are adopting the practice of straight-cutting: Agronomy Specialist

More producers are adopting the practice of straight-cutting: Agronomy Specialist

Sep 15, 2023 | 5:19pm
Not many years ago, the vast majority of canola crops were swathed ahead of combining. With pod shatter resistance becoming common in canola varieties, straight cutting has gained popularity. Shawn Senko, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada out of Saskatoon, says there has been an uptick in adopting straight cutting over the last 5 years. Senko noted 66 […]

Canola crops looking good in the Parkland Region

Jul 7, 2023 | 2:21pm

Canola crops in the Parkland region are ahead of their normal development for this time of year. That’s according to Canola Council of Canada Agronomy Specialist Warren Ward from Springside. Ward says canola emerged quite quickly in the spring due to good moisture conditions and warm temperatures.  Ward says there are some signs of heat […]

Monitoring for flea beatles

Jun 5, 2021 | 9:09am

Canola growers are checking early germinating crops for flea beetles, which can become more active under higher temperatures. “There are patches that are pretty bad out there and there are areas that areas that are really good, where the seed treatments are more than enough to control them,” said Ian Epp, an agronomy specialist with […]

Canola exports to the European Union could be on the rise

May 3, 2021 | 5:04am

Saskatchewan farmers are looking at improved prospects for canola sales to the European Union. The EU is phasing out the use of palm oil in biofuel because of concern over the destruction of forests for palm plantations in Asia. Brian Innes with the Canola Council of Canada says the European Union is also worried about […]