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Current OCGA Research Projects
Swede Midge Management Trial
This OMAFRA funded project lead by Dr. Rebecca Hallet will study insecticide options and management recommendations for the control of swede midge in canola.
OCGA has been involved in two Ag Canada Growing Forward Farm Innovation Projects (FIP) studying the effect of varying nitrogen and sulphur rates. One more season of data is being collected for an industry recommendation on optimal nitrogen and sulphur rates. So far, the trials clearly indicate canola growers should apply 15- 25 lb/acre of sulphur as ‘insurance’ against sulphur deficiency.
Heat Damaged / Brown Seed Study
This project's focus is the effectiveness of current grading methods in effectively judging canola that has been down graded in quality as heat damaged and what quality problems are characteristic of the oil. The first two years of the project were funded in part by the Can Advance Program. OCGA and the Canadian Grain Commission are funding continued work on this project.
Combine Modifications Study
The 2012 results clearly indicated that the custom header with an extended table had significantly lower harvest loss than either a flex or draper combine head. In 2013 more trials will be conducted.