The Canola Council of Canada wants to know how many acres of fall seeded canola went into the ground this fall.Agronomist Derwyn Hammond notes it's not a very common practice on the prairies, especially compared to southern Ontario.  He notes winter canola has been tried in the west with sporadic success at best.  Hammond notes the challenge has been if the crop germinates too early in spring, and is damaged by the numerous spring frosts we receive.  That aside, the Council wants to be aware whether anyone is growing the crop.  The number of fall seeded acres in western Canada is a bit of a mystery mostly because crop insurance providers don't keep stats on it.  If you have seeded canola this fall, you're asked to contact Hammond at 729-9011.