OCGA Annual Meeting 

Shedding Light on Today's Complicated World Market

Steve Kell, Parrish & Heimbecker

Managing and Staying Ahead of Clubroot  

Meghan Moran, OMAFRA Canola Specialist

Mary Ruth MacDonald, U of G Clubroot Researcher

My Experiences Growing Peola

 Jennifer Doelman

Canola Challenge Winners Panel

Tuesday January 21 2020

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston

Please pre-register but payment is 

$20 cash at the door and includes lunch buffet

OCGA Industry Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Grey County Ag Services, Markdale
Clubroot in Ontario
Clubrooot locations identified in:
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Ontario 2019 Cost of Production
Crop Comparison / Field Crop Budgets

Canola seed trade with China continues to be blocked. The licenses of two companies, Richardson and Viterra, to export canola seed to China remain suspended. Chinese importers remain unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed from exporters at this time, although a small amount of canola seed sales to China have recently occurred. Oil exports continue and are being monitored closely. Canola meal shipments remain unaffected. As has been reported, Chinese buyers are reluctant to purchase a variety of Canadian agricultural products, including meat, grains and oilseed products.

The Canola Working Group remains focused on regaining access to the Chinese market and continues to meet regularly. It is actively considering all options to support predictable, rules-based trade – particularly as China has not responded to requests for a Canadian delegation to visit to understand the scientific basis behind China’s actions. The Group is working on diversifying canola exports and is reviewing a range of activities that includes enhancing market access and promotion activities in alternative Asian markets where there’s opportunities for canola seed, oil and meal. Diversifying markets in Canada by increasing the amount of canola used in biofuel is also being discussed.

Canola Challenge 2019

Congratulations to the Winners!

1st -  4199 lbs/ac - Nathan Van Overloop

                                Agronomist: Mike Veenema, Agris Co-op

2nd - 3878 lbs/ac - JR McLaughlin

                                          Agronomist: Matt Rundle, Harriston Co-op

3rd -  3683 lbs/ac - Mike Christie

                                         Jeff Kobe, Sprucedale Agromart

4th - 3628 lbs/ac - Emily & Sean Helmuth

                                         Agronomist: Matt Rundle, Harriston Co-op

5th - 3422 lbs/ac - Brian & Jon Wiley

                                        Agronomist: Jeff Kobe, Sprucedale Agromart

6th - 3412 lbs/ac - Harold & Wilma Fisher

                                        Agronomist: Ilona Holliday, Harriston Co-op


Canola Checkoff
Ontario canola checkoff is $4.00/tonne