Canola School

  • August 19, 2019

    Canola School: There’s more to soil than just what you see

    Did you know that soil helps to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, helps to clean water as it percolates through, and is filled with living organisms? Our soil and its health isn’t just imperative to agriculture — but to many other aspects of our ever-growing population. Jim Tokarchuk, executive director with the Soil Conservation... Read More

  • August 9, 2019

    Canola School: Taking a look at the value of seed treatments

    Every year, many canola producers seem to face the same challenge across the board — how do we manage all these flea beetles? The answer to this question is quite often pointed towards one main action — seed treatments. In this episode of the Canola School, Gregory Sekulic, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of... Read More

  • August 7, 2019

    Canola School: When to worry about aphids

    There are several species of aphid that are a pest on several crop types, but on the bright side, there’s only one species of aphid canola farmers need to worry about. As Sean Prager, assistant professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan explains, it’s the green peach aphid, or Myzus persicae, that causes... Read More

  • August 5, 2019

    Canola School: Get digging to learn about soil layers

    Soil. The ever-interesting subject of what lives below our feet and helps our crops grow. It’s difficult to know what sort of layers are in your soil, however, and often it can be easy to assume what you are seeing for topsoil is what lays beneath. Naturally, Marla Rieckman and Curtis Cavers, being the soil... Read More

  • July 21, 2019

    Canola School: Scouting guided by live view drone technology

    Besides just the sheer work of moving through crops on foot (and, in some cases, trying not to get lost in them), scouting can prove difficult in just deciding what path to walk. Drone technology is changing that. According to Adrian Moens of AJM Seeds, using drones to map a field prior to scouting gives... Read More

  • Canola Growers Newsletter

    Information & events to help you maximize net income on your farm through sustainable production.



  • Canola Eat Well Newsletter

    Recipes & stories to inspire you in the kitchen & connect you to the farm with Canada’s oil, canola.