OCGA Annual Meeting 

Tuesday January 21 2020

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston

Shedding Light on Today's Complicated World Market

Steve Kell


Managing and Staying Ahead of Clubroot  

Meghan Moran, OMAFRA 

Mary Ruth MacDonald, U of G

My Experiences Growing Peola

 Jennifer Doelman

New Swede Midge Research Findings

 Dr. Rebecca Hallett

Canola Challenge Winners Panel

 $20 cash at the door / includes lunch buffet

2019 Canola Seasonal Summary
by Meghan Moran
OMAFRA Canola Specialist
OCGA District Reps Meeting
Monday, January 20, 2020
Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston

Canola Challenge 2019

Congratulations to the Winners!

1st -  4199 lbs/ac - Nathan Van Overloop

         Mike Veenema, Agris Co-op

2nd - 3878 lbs/ac - JR McLaughlin

             Matt Rundle, Harriston Co-op

3rd -  3683 lbs/ac - Mike Christie

             Jeff Kobe, Sprucedale Agromart

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

            Matt Rundle, Harriston Co-op

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

            Jeff Kobe, Sprucedale Agromart

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

            Ilona Holliday, Harriston Co-op


Clubroot in Ontario
Clubrooot locations identified in:
For extensive
Clubroot info go to:
Ontario 2020 Cost of Production
Crop Comparison / Field Crop Budgets
Canola Checkoff
Ontario canola checkoff is $4.00/tonne

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 occurred. Oil exports continue and are being monitored closely. Canola meal shipments remain unaffected.

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.