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AAFC tightens canola stocks projections

MarketsFarm — Canadian canola ending stocks for both the current marketing year and the upcoming 2020-21 season will be tighter than earlier forecasts, according to updated supply/demand estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released Friday. The latest data take into account acreage estimates released by Statistics Canada earlier in the month. Canola ending stocks for […] Read more




Vigilance needed with blackleg on the rise

Adopt best management practices and rotate resistance gene groups

Blackleg in canola hasn’t got out of hand across Western Canada yet, but it is on the rise, says a Canola Council of Canada (CCC) specialist who advises farmers to scout fields and consider rotating into different disease-resistant varieties to reduce the risk of disease buildup. There is still time this spring before seeding to […] Read more


Left to right: verticillium stripe, blackleg, clean/ healthy plant. Plants rated at 60 per cent seed colour change.

Blackleg best management practices to keep disease levels low

Is blackleg increasing in your fields? Use BMPs to keep the disease at bay

For the longest time, yield loss due to blackleg has been significantly reduced through the use of disease-resistant canola varieties. However, those genetics were first introduced nearly 20 years ago and are now starting to be overcome. For a disease that has mostly been ignored by farmers, this means there is a need to reintroduce […] Read more

ICE weekly outlook: Canola steady at midweek

Spring seeding more or less underway

MarketsFarm — After showing considerable strength in prior trading sessions, canola contracts were either side of unchanged at midweek. David Derwin of P.I. Financial in Winnipeg said canola was holding steady in comparison to other vegetable oils. “There’s general weakness in other markets, but canola hasn’t had too much of a move,” he said. Considerable […] Read more


Funds cover canola shorts, but still bearish on corn

MarketsFarm — Speculators reduced their net short position in canola during the first week of May and added to their net long position in soybeans, while placing fresh bearish bets on corn, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position […] Read more



Nuseed has partnered with Federated Cooperatives Ltd. for the introductory launch of the canola hybrid NC355TF in limited quantities for 2020.

First Nuseed canola hybrid registered in Canada

Official registration received from CFIA for Nuseed Canadian canola hybrid

The registration of Nuseed’s first Canadian canola hybrid, NC355TF, marks the seed company’s entry into the Canadian canola market. It’s the first hybrid resulting from Nuseed’s six-year Canadian canola R&D field program, which is dedicated to developing top-performance hybrids for Canadian conditions, according to the company. “This registration is the first in an exciting new […] Read more

Funds add to short position in canola, move to net long in soy

MarketsFarm — The net managed money short position in canola rose slightly in late April, while soybean speculators covered some of their bearish bets, according to the latest commitment of traders (CoT) report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The net managed money short position in ICE Futures canola came in Tuesday at […] Read more