Under the Microscope: Where, When and How to Test for Clubroot


Testing for clubroot falls into an interesting classification — it’s a disease, yes, but it’s in soil. Do you send samples to a soil lab or a seed lab?

clubroot canolaIn this edition of Under the Microscope, Holly Gelech, business development manager with Biovision Seed Labs, walks us through how labs test for clubroot and while a seed testing lab is your go-to for this nasty canola disease. What’s more, Gelech also outlines where in your field you’ll want to sample from and how the disease moves from field to field and within a field.

Looking for more info on testing? Follow this link.

(Editor’s note: Lyndsey refers to 13 municipalities in Manitoba having tested positive for clubroot — it’s 13 fields in 10 municipalities, not the other way around. Sorry for the error. There’s a map of affected municipalities here. Please note, the map is current only to June, 2014.)

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