Canola School - Identifying Seedling Blight Pathogens in Your Canola Stand


Any type of disease that affects the seedling stage of canola has to be taken seriously. Seedling blight can be devastating to your canola crop before or after germination. Knowing what you’re looking for and how to deal with it can put you in a position to assess your risk and take action that can save your crop.  Dealing with pythium, rhizoctonia and fusarium is critical to establishing your stand to ensure a healthy plant stand.


Understanding the pathogens that are responsible for seedling diseases was a part of the CanoLAB 3D event put on by the Alberta Canola Producers Commission and the Canola Council of Canada. Ron Howard, (not that Ron Howard) Plant Pathology Research Scientist with Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development helped guide producers through an in depth look at seedling blight of canola.

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