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Canola Morning @ Manitoba Ag Days 2024

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Manitoba Canola Growers Association Program

9:30 AM Manitoba’s Most Wanted 

  • Chris Manchur, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada
  • Courtney Ross, Agronomy Specialist, Canola Council of Canada

Canola production in Manitoba over the past growing season was met with many challenges, including drought, diseases, and insects. Some notable insects that have caused issues for growers were flea beetles, diamondback moths and lygus bugs. As for diseases, blackleg and verticillium stripe were prevalent, while later in the season sooty molds and powdery mildew appeared. Chris and Courtney will  highlight the top pests and pathogens that are “Most Wanted” here in Manitoba, and what strategies can be taken to manage them effectively in future growing seasons.

10:15 AM Seeding Canola: Getting it Right 

  • Dr. Amy Delaquis, Research Manager, Manitoba Canola Growers Association
  • Chris Holzapfel, Research Manager, Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation

Amy and Chris will look at results from canola field trials focused on phosphorus (P) fertilizer formulations/blends, application rates and placement methods. This work compared the effects of contrasting granular fertilizer forms, applied in the seed-row at a wide range of rates, on canola establishment and yield. We will also look at furrow vs side band placement of P results.  Preliminary results from Manitoba Canola Growers On-Farm Research Program, including seed-placed fertilizer toxicity and seeding rate optimization for canola across Manitoba growing conditions will be discussed.

11:15 AM Produced on the Prairies Video Premiere 

A partnership between Manitoba Ag Days, Great Tastes of Manitoba and Manitoba Canola Growers Association.

11:20 AM Your Farm Voice in Ottawa

  • Dave Carey, Vice-President, Government & Industry Relations, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Join Dave Carey, one of Canada’s top lobbyists, for a candid discussion where he will pull back the curtain on Ottawa federal policy making and unpack just what role farm groups play in the capital. Dave will talk about issues, Ottawa’s state of play and lobbying strategy and tactics. Dave will help you understand how to make our farm voices heard.


January 16
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Manitoba Canola Growers & Manitoba Ag Days


Keystone Center – FCC Theatre
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