CanolaWeek 2017


Date: December 5, 2017 - December 7, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 90 22 St E, Saskatoon, S7K3X6

 For 2018 Canola Meeting & Innovation Day please click here.

Thank you for participating in the first ever CanolaWeek!
The following presentations are posted with permission of the presenters. 

Canola Industry Day – December 5, 2017
Curtis Rempel
Canola Council of Canada
Canola Council: Our strategy, our future
Marco Valicenti
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agri-food economic strategy table: Positioning Canada’s agri-food sector for long-term growth
Wolfgang Friedt
Prevailing challenges of rapeseed production and potential approaches for improvement – An outlook to IRC 2019
Lorin DeBonte
A new generation of canola oils for food and feed
Lixi Jiang
Zhejiang University
An overview of rapeseed industry in China: Past, present and future
Dane Froese
Manitoba Agriculture,
Food and Rural Initiatives
Matthew Bernard
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
2017 Saskatchewan Canola Update
Meghan Moran
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Canola in Ontario: Update on production, pests and priorities
Meghan Vankosky
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network: Looking back on 2017 and ahead to 2018
Raymond Gadoua
Canola Council of Canada
WCC/RRC Report:
Veronique Barthet
Canadian Grain Commission
Quality of the 2017 canola harvest
Sakaria Liban
DL Seeds
Breeding for Sclerotinia resistance in canola: Challenges and Opportunities
Xiujie (Susie) Li
InnoTech Alberta
A nanobiosensor for Sclerotinia stem rot forecasting
Lone Buchwaldt
Things should start to get interestin’ right about now

Canola Discovery Day: December 6, 2017
Esther Salvano,
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Vision & Update
Jay Whetter,
Success stories from research/plan to capture comments for 2017
Peta Bonham-Smith,
University of Saskatchewan
Stopping clubroot in its tracks through understanding the infection process
Gary Peng,
Characterization and development of new resistant sources for sustainable management of clubroot in canola
Sheau-Fang Hwang,
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Management of clubroot in a dynamic environment
Stephen Strelkov,
University of Alberta
Clubroot Surveillance and Epidemiology: Staying Ahead of an Important Canola Issue
Mary Ruth McDonald,
University of Guelph
Managing clubroot when resistance is breaking down
Alan Moulin,
AAFC Brandon
Variable N fertility management of canola at the field scale, based on analysis of yield maps and spatial and statistical variability of soil test N and P
Reynald Lemke,
AAFC Saskatoon
Canola and carbon management
Les Henry,
(Retired) University of Saskatchewan
Soil survey information and precision agriculture
Hossein Borhan,
AAFC, Saskatoon
New tools and resources to combat blackleg disease of canola
Dilantha Fernando,
University of Manitoba
Understanding durability, resistance and virulence in the canola-blackleg pathosystem
Dwayne Hegedus,
AAFC, Saskatoon
Sclerotinia stem rot in canola: Tales from the executioner’s handbook can lead to strategies for resistance
Daryl Vermey,
Weather Innovations
Operational models to forecast canola growth stage, sclerotinia risk and yield in Western Canada
Rebecca Hallett,
University of Guelph
Strategies for developing IPM programs for new invasive pests in Canola
Jocelyn Velestuk,
A farmer’s perspective on changing growing conditions
Breanne Tidemann,
AAFC, Lacombe
Canola sustainability – risk mitigation
Vern Baron,
AAFC, Lacombe
The environmental footprint of canola and canola-based products
Angela Bedard-Haughn,
University of Saskatchewan
Enhanced Saskatchewan soil data for sustainable land management
Brian McConkey,
AAFC Swift Current
Why canola is a cooler crop than cereals
Canola Innovation Day – December 7, 2017
Janina Braatz,
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Improved shatter resistance of canola by CRISPR/Cas9
and EMS mutagenesis

Rex Newkirk,
University of Saskatchewan

Current and future opportunities for canola meal in the
livestock industry

Kristi Snell,
Yield10 Bioscience

Technologies for increasing seed yield and oil content
in oilseed crops

Rod Snowdon,
Justus Liebig University
Remnants of recent polyploidy shape complex trait
variation in Brassica napus
Leon Kochian,
Global Institute for Food Security

Next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s crops:
getting to the roots of global food security

Bobbi Helgason,
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Shifting the shape of soil and plant microbiomes in
modern agriculture

David Yee,

Star Wars and Star Trek: How technology may land
on the farm of the future

Trent Myers,

DOT Autonomous Power Platform: Farming Reimagined

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