Millions of acres of Canadian canola freeze

This year will be remembered as the “harvest from hell,” said farmer John Guelly, chairman of the Alberta Canola industry group.

Heavy snow and rain during harvest have left several million acres of canola, renowned as Canada’s most profitable crop, buried until spring.

As of November 5, some 17% of Alberta’s canola remained unharvested along with 12% of Saskatchewan’s canola and 9% of Manitoba’s. That unharvested canola represents about 2.7 million acres, or 13% of national plantings according to government estimates.

Although some of the crops that remain in the fields over the winter can probably be salvaged at a discount in the spring, it can delay farmers from planting the next crop.

These are the sorts of delays (delayed planting and disastrous harvests) that lead to widespread famine during the Little Ice Age, when literally millions of people died of starvation.

The article below contains a video explaining how poor harvest conditions, trade disputes and a looming federal carbon tax are all weighing on the Canadian agriculture industry.

Thanks to Laurel for these links

10 thoughts on “Millions of acres of Canadian canola freeze”

  1. Did you know canola oil is made from the rapeseed?
    Who thought it was a good idea to give that particular seed that name?

  2. Up to 15 centimeters of snow in Belgium, the number 1722 activated. Sunday 17 November 2019
    It will snow this night on the heights, where a beautiful white coat is to be expected.
    Winter will only officially begin in a big month, but the weather does not choose a date for whims. After the first low snow last week on the heights of the country, a real white coat will cover the Hautes-Fagnes in the coming hours. From this Sunday evening, snowfall is expected south of the Sambre-et-Meuse valley and it will continue Monday all day. “We must not expect snow below 400 meters above sea level, if not melting snow,” says Pascal Mormal, a meteorologist at the IRM, at around 400 meters altitude, the snow will begin to hold with a layer of 2 to 5 centimeters Monday night. ”
    And higher, the layer will be larger. “At 500-600 meters, we can expect 10 centimeters, even 14 or 15 according to some patterns!”
    So there are beautiful landscapes to observe, but it will not last. “Do not expect to go cross-country skiing in the next day, the country is going to get a tan on Tuesday, and we’re not going to snow anymore for the next 10 days.”
    So for a first winter offensive that is nothing exceptional. “On the heights, it is quite normal to see snow from early November,” said Pascal Mormal.
    Number 1722 activated by the Interior SPF
    The Federal Public Service Interior activated Sunday the number 1722 in anticipation of snow and slush announced by the Royal Meteorological Institute (MRI). This issue is intended for non-emergency interventions “when no life is potentially at risk but firefighters need to intervene,” says the Interior SPF in a statement.
    When a life is dangerous, the number 112 remains of application.
    Activation of the number 1722 is preventive. This activation does not bode the severity of the warning and the extent of the damage.×1432/940×470/5dd173d89978e272f9f7b112.jpg

  3. As previously noted, 2019’s current non-seasonal temperature drops throughout Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres are most probably not a cyclical phenomenon but artifacts of the episodically active Raikoke volcano off Cape Allon in Russia’s disputed Kurile Islands chain south of Kamchatka, along the North Pacific “rim of fire” east of Okhotsk.

    Wholly unreported, from 1750 UTC on June 21st – 22nd 2019, Raikoke’s strato-volcano erupted with “massive explosive activity” firing clouds of ash 43,000 feet high (13.1 km). By disquieting analogy these high-altitude, sunlight-reflecting cinder-streams, due to permeate stratospheric currents for some 18 months (think Tambora’s 1815 “year without a summer”), have coincided with widespread crop failures plus a pending “dead sun” chill-phase similar to interludes in AD 1350 – 1420, 1645 – 1715, which began and reinforced Earth’s 500-year Little Ice Age through AD 1850/1890.

    On this 10th Anniversary of “Climategate”, exposing the University of East Anglia’s penultimately corrupt Climate Research Unit (CRU) as a grim Luddite-Malthusian fraud. Maliciously, willfully perpetrated to obtain grant monies furthering crypto-totalitarian academic functionaries’ snuffle-grunting One World Order “save-the-planet” agenda, UEA’s whole show stank to high heaven then as it does now.

    The kind of person fostering such drivel in bad faith, from ill will, under extreme false pretenses, has no place in academia, media, or responsible officialdom.

    Over half a century, these creatures’ every chiliastic Doomsday Cult prognosis has been proven not just wrong but beyond-parody absurd. When brutally exploited and neglected Millennials finally get the message, will they fall gasping on their swords or “take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them”?

  4. it was Rape well before it was rebadged after serious work to breed less toxic versions and badge as Canola
    then they screwed it with GMO modding

    as for the left on ground crops, chances are high its
    when it sprouts the farmers are in trouble for illegal planting without paying for new seasons seed and royalties
    and then what might grow will be hybrid mutated crap as well
    and being RR and god knows what ele proofed?
    its going to take seriously nasty chem to kill it off

    ah the joys of trusting and using Big PHarmers shite products
    the product YOU also keep giving your money to in licenses and penalties and contracts the farmers pay n pass on

  5. Rapeseed and canola are different. Canola was bred by plant breeders from rapeseed to decrease substantially erucic acid levels.
    Rapeseed is used in industry whereas canola oil is a food grade

  6. With SC25 forecast to be no better in solar energy output, Canadian farmers had better adapt to a much shorter growing season over the next 20 years.
    We do have a model for the last GSM Dalton, but in NASA wisdom and being able see a pimple on the Sun, they cannot and will not compare Dalton to the Modern GSM, as they dare not politically.
    The problem with monitoring our Sun during the cycle before SC24, the two cycles during and the cycle after is the number of Fragment spots. During Dalton these could not be seen by the 40MM optics in use, but during this GSM a large proportion of fragments spots have inflated the NASA totals.

  7. In the 1970s canola was created through traditional plant cross-breeding by removing two things found in the rapeseed plant: glucosinolates and erucic acid. Erucic acid was removed because it was believed to be inedible or toxic in high doses. The newly developed plant was renamed “canola” – a combination of “Canadian” and “Oil” (or ola) to make this difference apparent.

  8. I don’t know his name, but he was early Greek. Cruciferous plant (Brassica napus), late 14c., from Old French rape, from Latin rapa, rapum “turnip,” cognate with Greek hrapys “rape,” Old Church Slavonic repa, Lithuanian ropė, Middle Dutch roeve, Old High German ruoba, German Rübe “rape, turnip,” perhaps a common borrowing from a non-IE word (de Vaan). Usually grown to feed sheep, an oil made from it is used in cooking, but it is healthier for humans if canola oil is burned in diesel engines, rather than consumed.

  9. I cycle a lot here in Southern Alberta, and yes, they got the crops in late(due to cold wet spring), and then the fall arrived early, and they just can’t get into the fields to harvest….snow, then it dries out, then rain, dries out, then another, and another….they just can’t win with the weather right now.

  10. GMO rape seed is toxic for human consumption. Epidemics of obesity. diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer, more, all caused or exacerbated by unhealthy diets.

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