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Canola Discovery Forum l December 6, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon, SK
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7:30 - 8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30  – 8:45 am
Welcome Remarks
Meeting Chair: Brian Chorney, Chair, Crop Production and Innovation Committee, Canola Council of Canada
8:45 - 9:00 am
Grower Directed Research
Update and research priorities.
John Guelly, Committee Chair, Alberta Canola
Charles Fossay, Committee Chair, MCGA
Errin Willenborg, Research Manager, SaskCanola
Q & A
9:00 - 9:15 am
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Vision And Update
Dr. Esther Salvano, Canola Lead, AAFC
“The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Vision & Update”
Q & A
9:15 - 9:30 am
Recap and Scorecard From 2016 Canola Discovery Forum
Jay Whetter, Communications Manager, Canola Watch and Canola Digest Editor, CCC
“Success stories from research/plan to capture comments for 2017”
9:30 - 10:55 am
Diseases - Clubroot
Lead: Dan Orchard, Agronomy Specialist, Central Alberta North, CCC
Dr. Peta Bonham-Smith, Dean, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
Stopping clubroot in its tracks through understanding the infection process”
Dr. Gary Peng, Research Scientist, AAFC, Saskatoon
Characterization and development of new resistant sources for sustainable management of clubroot in canola”
Dr. Sheau-Fang Hwang, Adjunct Professor, Plant Pathology, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton
Management of clubroot in a dynamic environment”
Dr. Stephen Strelkov, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Alberta
Clubroot Surveillance and Epidemiology: Staying Ahead of an Important Canola Issue”
Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald, Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Guelph
Managing clubroot when resistance is breaking down”
Q & A
10:55  – 11:15 am
(Discovery Opportunity:  Menti)
11:15  – 12:15 pm
Fertility Management / Variable Rate Discovery
Lead: Warren Ward, Agronomy Specialist, Southeast Saskatchewan, CCC
Dr. Alan Moulin, Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch, 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”
Dr. Reynald Lemke, Research Scientist, AAFC Saskatoon
Canola and carbon management”
Les Henry, Retired Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Q & A
12:15  – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 2:45 pm
Diseases – Blackleg & Sclerotinia
Lead:  Justine Cornelsen, Agronomy Specialist, Western Manitoba, CCC
Dr. Hossein Borhan, Research Scientist, AAFC, Saskatoon
New tools and resources to combat blackleg disease of canola”
Dr. Dilantha Fernando, Professor, University of Manitoba
Understanding durability, resistance and virulence in the canola-blackleg pathosystem
Dr. Dwayne Hegedus, Research Scientist, AAFC, Saskatoon
Sclerotinia stem rot in Canola: Tales from the executioner’s handbook can lead to strategies for resistance
Q & A
2:45  – 3:05 pm
(Discovery Opportunity:  Menti)
3:05  – 4:50 pm
“Adapting to change. Biotic, climate and more”
Lead: Jay Whetter, Communications Manager, Canola Watch and Canola Digest Editor, CCC
Daryl Vermey, Weather Innovations
Operational models to forecast canola growth stage, sclerotina risk and yield in Western Canada”
Dr. Rebecca Hallett, Professor, University of Guelph
“Strategies for developing IPM programs for new invasive pests in canola”
Jocelyn Velestuk, Farmer
A farmer's perspective on changing growing conditions”
Dr. Breanne Tidemann, Research Scientist, AAFC, Lacombe
Canola sustainability – risk mitigation”
Dr. Vern Baron, Research Scientist, AAFC, Lacombe
The environmental footprint of canola and canola-based products”
Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
“Enhanced Saskatchewan soil data for sustainable land management”
Dr. Brian McConkey, Research Scientist, AAFC Swift Current
“Why canola is a cooler crop than cereals.”
Q & A
5:15 pm Closing Remarks
Dr. Curtis Rempel, Vice President, Crop Production and Innovation, CCC
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