Clubroot is gaining traction in Alberta and continues to spread each year. The first line of defense against the spread of clubroot is awareness. That has to include information on identification and prevention in order to be truly effective. That’s why events like the Canola Galla are important. The event was all about getting producers informed about all aspects of clubroot — from when to scout, what to look for and, then, what to do if you do find it and even if you don’t but live in an area where the disease has been found.
Murray Hartman, Oilseed Specialist with Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development was one of the presenters at the event. We spoke to him about the urgency around early detection of the disease and the importance of being able to properly identify it.
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