The Government of Canada is investing more than $980,000 in research to help drive innovation and profitability in the canola industry.
The investment, through the Winnipeg-based Canola Council of Canada (CCC), aims to support the canola industry’s new strategic plan entitled “Keep it coming: 52 by 2025.” According to a government press release, this plan is designed to help improve canola yields to meet 26 million metric tonnes of global demand and increase yield to 52 bushels per acre by 2025.
“Canada’s canola sector contributes significantly to the country’s economy. Investments in research will help boost canola yields and position the sector for future growth and sustainability,” says Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists, in collaboration with Canola Council of Canada, will conduct research on disease management, stand establishment and fertility management.
“The government’s support for canola agronomic research is great news for the canola industry,” says Patti Miller, president of the Canola Council of Canada. “Teamwork has always been a strength of our sector and this partnership will play a critical role in reaching our shared vision of sustainably and profitably increasing canola production in Canada.”