Field Day

Field Day 2024 will be held Wednesday, July 17 at Northern Resources Co-op.

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 2024, the Council's 27th year of CPC management, research trials include: 1) variety and systems comparison; 2) direct harvest vs swath/combine comparison of selected LL and RR varieties; 3) pre-harvest desiccation treatments for direct harvest; 4) pre-plant weed burn down treatments in no-till planting; 5) evaluation of current and novel insecticide seed treatments in canola; 6) late-season flea beetle control and monitoring; and 7) biological control treatments for white mold.

The 2023 Field day was held Wednesday, July 19 along with the always popular Canola Hackers Golf Scramble. The CPC tour began at 9:45 a.m. and was followed by a burger basket lunch at Oakcrest Golf Club. The Canola Hackers Golf Scramble began at 12:15.

The 2023 CPC was located at Northern Resources Co-op in Roseau, MN.

CPC Agronomist Donn Vellekson
CPC Site Agonomist Dave Grafstrom
CPC Agronomist DonnVellekson leading plot tour
CPC Field Day participants
CPC Field Day participants
Minnesota Canola Production Centre