CanolaWeek 2017

  • Date :  December 05, 2017 - December 07, 2017
  • Time : 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Venue : Hilton Garden Inn, 90 22 St E, Saskatoon

 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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