Field Day


The Council's Field Day offers growers a guided tour of the research trials involved in the Minnesota Canola Production Centre (CPC). Hosted by the CPC site agronomist, the tour features a comprehensive, in-depth look at the year's research trials. For 2016, the Council's 19th year of CPC management, research trials include: variety and systems comparison; seed shattering; seeding rate and row spacing; nitrogen fertility rate, source, and timing; and intensive vs. traditional canola management.

Field day was held Wednesday, July 6 along with the always popular Canola Hackers Golf Scramble. The CPC tour began at 10:00 a.m. and was followed by a burger basket lunch at Oakcrest Golf Club. The Canola Hackers Golf Scramble began at 12:30.

The 2016 CPC is located on Rice Farms. (From Hwy 89 & 11 intersection, proceed north 2 miles on Hwy 310, then west 3 miles on Roseau County 16. CPC is on the north side of County 16.)

CPC Agronomist Donn Vellekson
CPC Site Agonomist Dave Grafstrom
University of Minnesota-Crookston Canola Pathologist Madeleine Smith
CPC Agronomist DonnVellekson leading plot tour
MN Canola Council Board Member James Loewen, Bunge Canada, visiting with tour paticipants
2016 CPC Field Day participants
Minnesota Canola Production Centre