Canola School: A Disease Roundup -- Blackleg, Sclerotinia and Clubroot, Oh My!

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Let’s put the gong show of a canola crop that was 2012 behind us and look ahead to 2013. Except that we can’t entirely, because much of what plagued the crop this year is likely to be a factor next year (the one wild card being aster yellows).

Clint Jurke, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, spoke this week at the first ever Grain Expo, held during Agribition, on the diseases that plagued the 2012 crop. These diseases are likely to be a problem again next year, but there are several things farmers can do now to develop a management plan for 2013. Included in the video below is an important discussion regarding the spread of clubroot into areas of Saskatchewan and the one simple thing farmers can do to protect their farms.

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