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Global Council for Innovation in Rapeseed and Canola, GCIRC, "Building a world community for innovation on rapeseed/canola", is an international association of people interested in technical advance made in the production and processing of rapeseed/canola.

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The executive board of the GCIRC, jointly with the GCIRC committees’ chairs, decided to publish a regular newsletter to share information about rapeseed/canola crops and research in the world.

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Lastest News

Recordings GCIRC Technical Meeting 2021 - TM21

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the GCIRC Technical Meeting, initially scheduled to be hosted by IHAR and held in Poznan, Poland, was held online on September 28th and 29th, 2021.

IRC 2023 Sydney, 16th International Rapeseed Congress, 24-27 September 2023

Global crop - Global opportunities

The 16th International Rapeseed Congress, jointly hosted by GCIRC and the Australian Oilseeds Federation, will be held in Sydney in September 2023 and you are cordially invited!

With a program covering 6 Core Themes (• Genetics, Genomics and Breeding • Agronomy, Physiology and Management • Diseases and Pests • Quality and Products • End Uses • Economy and Markets) over 3 full days, together with a pre-congress field trip, the 16th IRC will be the major global canola/rapeseed meeting of 2023.

Latest Events

29 November, 2022, Online Seminar: CSFB Annual Meeting: Farmers strike back

UPDATE on csfbSMART: Growing crops in the presence of csfb and possibly reducing the numbers?

6-8 December, 2022, Saskatoon/Canada: 2022 Canola Week

The Canola Discovery Forum (CDF) and Canola Industry Meeting will again join forces for this year’s Canola Week event, scheduled for December 6-8, 2022 in Saskatoon.