Quality of western Canadian canola varieties 2011

Data was obtained from the Grain Research Laboratory’s 2011 Harvest survey of Western Canadian Canola. This is an annual voluntary program. Canola samples were submitted to the Canadian Grain Commission throughout the harvest period by producers, grain companies and oilseed crushing companies.

Results are based on the analyses of composite samples made by combining Canola No. 1 samples from the same variety within a province. Quality parameters shown are oil, protein, chlorophyll, glucosinolates and fatty acid composition.

Large variation in the numbers and the distribution of samples from various varieties in any given year may not be completely representative of a given variety’s performance. These data are possible indicators of variety performance but are not a “quality description” of any registered variety.