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  • ALERT: Canola is heating!

    November 30, 2016 Delivery points report a spike in heated canola. Growers are encouraged to check all canola bins as soon as possible. Spoilage usually starts small. Even with temperature cables, start... more

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  • 2016 CPT small plot data posted!

    Small plot data from the 2016 Canola Performance Trials are now available in the searchable database on the CPT website and in the 2016 CPT small plot data booklet! Check out the short-, mid- and... more

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  • What to do with high-moisture canola?

    Weather is finally allowing for some harvest to resume across the Prairies, but the concern now is how to handle canola that could come off very tough, or damp. Make a drying, storage or marketing plan... more

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  • How do snow and winter affect canola quality?

    We don’t have a lot of data showing what happens to yield and quality for canola that overwinters in the field. Canola harvested in the spring can have lower weights, lower oil content, higher free fatty... more

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  • Factors that elevate storage risk

    Moisture. Moisture creates a more hospitable environment for moulds that trigger heating. Clumping is a sign of mould growth. Storage research found that canola seeds at 25°C and 10.6% moisture clumped... more

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  • Bag storage short term, especially for tough canola

    Bags are suitable for short-term storage of tough canola. A Saskatchewan study from 2009 (a fall remarkably similar to 2016), compared bag storage of canola at 12%, 13% and 14% moisture. At 14% moisture,... more

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  • Check your bins

    While the priority is on combining for many canola growers this November, please take time to check the storage situation for canola already harvested. This time of year, we normally talk about cold outside... more

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  • Fertilizer applications in November

    With this (unexpected?) warm November weather, fall fertilizer applications are probably better done now than back in October — from a loss potential perspective. The key strategy of fall fertilization is... more

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  • Soil sampling in November

    Given the warm temperatures and moist soil conditions, the ideal time for fall soil samples may still be ahead of us. For results to be as close as possible to the situation next spring, the ideal time to... more

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  • Spraying weeds in November

    Warm weather has some weeds showing and growing again. If weeds are green, leaf tissue is still relatively pliable and temperatures are relatively warm, growers may still have an opportunity to control... more

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  • Apply to be a CCC agronomy specialist summer assistant

    The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will hire three summer assistants — one each for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta — for the period April 26-September 1, 2017 CCC agronomy specialists work to improve... more

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  • Your chance to rank canola research priorities

    Discussions at Canola Discovery Forum October 25-27 in Winnipeg generated an extensive list of research priorities. For those who could not attend, this is your chance to choose which priorities are most... more

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  • CCC Convention: Early-bird registration

    The Canola Council of Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Winnipeg next March at its annual convention. The convention runs March 7-9, 2017 at the Fairmont Winnipeg and includes a Welcome Reception,... more

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  • Canola Digest: November highlights

    The November 2016 Canola Digest has been mailed. Highlights include lots of canola trade stats in "Canola market snapshot", a feature called "Why Jack in the Box uses canola oil" and a pull-out infographic... more

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  • Tips for drying tough and damp canola

    The ideal goal for safe long-term storage is to have canola rest in the bin at 8% moisture and less than 15°C. No matter how good the harvest weather or how dry the harvested crop, all canola should be... more

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  • Coming events

    AgriTrade - November 9-12 in Red Deer. CCC agronomy specialists will be at the Alberta Canola booth. More information. Saskatchewan Oilseed Producer Meetings — From November 14-18 at five locations.... more

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