Ontario Canola Growers Association - 2024 Call for Research Proposals


Ontario Canola Growers Association


Ontario Canola Growers Association – 2024 Call for Research Proposals


The Ontario Canola Growers Association (OCGA) represents the needs and interests of farmers growing canola in Ontario and are:
  • committed to the promotion of canola and increasing acreage of canola in the province;
  • interested in investing in short-term, applied research resulting in crop production improvements or other benefits that can be applied directly to Ontario farms; and
  • supportive of sound scientific research that benefits canola growers in Ontario.
OCGA is currently accepting proposals for research and demonstration projects that require funding. The OCGA value all research with merit that is conducted on the research priority topics listed in the attached Research Priorities document. All proposals will be reviewed; however, at this time priority will be given to projects under the following research topics:
  • Chemical and biological control options for pests of canola, as well as control thresholds, reproductive biology, scouting practices, and agronomic practices that mitigate damage by pests including: swede midge, canola flower midge, clubroot, striped flea beetle, crucifer flea beetle, alternaria and sclerotinia
  • Assessment of the ideal crop rotation for canola health and yield in the different growing region of Ontario, as well as the impact of canola on the other crops in rotation and opportunities for innovative cropping systems (e.g. relay cropping, cover crops)
  • Improvement of winter canola management practices for Ontario growers, including factors related to seeding, use of fertilizer and pest control
  • Development of high yielding winter canola varieties with improved winter tolerance for Ontario conditions, including those containing beneficial transgenic traits.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal and OR-5 form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline
Applicant to submit proposal to info@ontariocanolagrowers.ca by deadline. Decisions will not be made until March 31, 2024.

How to Apply

  • Proposals should include a description of the research and demonstration objectives, the expected benefit to Ontario canola growers, and identification of collaborators.
  • A description of the project methods is also required, and should include (if applicable) location of field sites, number of replications/project design, all products being evaluated, specific canola varieties being used and other relevant field management details.
  • Include a budget with expected costs of supplies, labour, communication, etc.
  • Projects may be 1 to 3 years in length.
  • Proposals should be no more than 2 pages long.
For Questions, please contact




PO Box 100, 60 Elora Street S

Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0

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Laurie Gallinger, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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