Canola Schedule

November 30, 2021

Canola Industry Meeting

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9:30-11:30 CST
Challenges and Opportunities for Canola

Dr. Steven Webb, Global Institute for Food Security

Canadian and International Industry Overview and Updates

Session Topics:

Canola industry & innovation overviews; Processing, fertilizer, gene editing, seed registration and research funding policy updates; Invitation to the 2023 International Rapeseed Congress

Jim Everson, Canola Council of Canada
Chris Vervaet Canadian, Oilseed Processors Association
Cassandra Cotton, Fertilizer Canada
Dr Neil Shand, Health Canada
Marco Valicenti, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Wendy Jahn, Registrar, National Manager, Seed Section, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Robert Wilson, GCIRC (Global Council for Innovation in Rapeseed & Canola)

11:30 – 13:30 CST Break

13:30-15:30 CST
2021 Crop updates and reports

Session Topics:

2021 environmental, seed quality, production, pest and registration trials reports

Aston Chipanshi or Catherine Champagne, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Véronique Barthet, Canadian Grain Commission
Dane Froese, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
David Kaminski, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
Raymond Gadoua, Canola Council of Canada
Meghan Vankosky, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Heat and Drought Tolerance: Where are we at and how far have we come the past 3-4 decades?
Session Topics:
Heat stress, climate change and canola

Dr. Malcolm Morrison (co authored by Nathaniel Ort), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Research Updates
Session Topics:

Provincial grower-funded canola research reports and Canadian Agricultural Partnership funded research updates

Amy Mangin, Manitoba Canola Growers
Brittany Hennig, Alberta Canola Producers Commission
Doug Heath, SaskCanola
Dr. Michael J. Emes, University of Guelph
Dr. David M. Mutch, University of Guelph

December 1, 2021

Canola Discovery Forum

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09:30 – 10:00 CST
CCC Innovation Strategy

Curtis Rempel, Canola Council of Canada
Jay Whetter, Canola Council of Canada

10:00 – 11:00 CST
Canola Harvest Management Panel

Jay Whetter (host),
Canola Council of Canada
Chadrick Carley, Syngenta
Bruce Mackinnon, BASF
Lorne Grieger, PAMI
Shawn Senko, Canola Council of Canada

11:00 – 13:00 CST Break

13:00 – 13:45 CST
Research Summaries from the Canola Agronomic Research Program and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Taryn Disckson (host), Canola Council of Canada
Dr. Bao-luo Ma,  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Tim Dumonceaux, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Brian Beres,  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

13:45 – 14:45 CST
Canola Grain Storage Panel

Jay Whetter (host), Canola Council of Canada
Chandra Singh, Lethbridge College
Mark Vandaele, Farmer in western Manitoba
Charley Sprenger, PAMI

14:45 – 15:30 CST
Shattering in Canola

Nicolea Dow & Taryn Dickson, Farmer in eastern Manitoba
Dr. Lars Ostergaard, John Innes Centre

December 2, 2021

Canola Innovation Day

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09:30 – 11:30 (Concurrent) CST
Curtis’ Corner: Healthy Planet, Healthy You

Session Topics:

Plant proteins and starches for biopolymers
Dr. Nandika Bandari, University of Manitoba
Dr. Qiang Liu, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Oils and Brain Health
Dr Richard Bazinet, University of Toronto
Dr Scott Harding, Kings College London and Memorial University

09:35 – 11:30 (Concurrent) CST

Digital Phenotyping

Session Topic:

Maize and canola phenotyping
Dr. Seth Murray, Texas A&M University
Dr. Mik Cieslak, University of Calgary
Dr. Keshav Singh, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

10:30 – 11:30 CST

Cutting Edge Molecular Technologies

Session Topic:

Genome editing and quantitative proteomics for Brassica crop improvement

Dr. John C. Sedbrook, Illinois State University
Dr. Kristi Snell, Yield10 Bioscience
Dr. R. Glen Uhrig, University of Alberta


11:30 – 13:30 CST Break

13:30 – 14:30 CST

Protein, Processing and Seed Innovations

Session Topic:

Canola protein and improved seed quality
Dan Kraft, Merit Foods
Asiyah Suchak, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Marcus Samuel, University of Calgary

14:30 – 15:30 CST

New Breeding Strategies and Methods

Session Topic:

Canola pan-genome, genomic visualization tools for breeders and speed breeding
Dr. Isobel Parkin, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Venkat Bandi, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Lee Hickey, University of Queensland