The Agronomists, Ep 145: The clubroot conundrum with Marissa Robitaille Balog and Stephen Stelkov


Clubroot is a persistent, destructive, soil-borne disease of canola that lurks in soil waiting to be carried by equipment, boots, wheels, or even wind to a new field.

First found in an Alberta canola field over 20 years ago, clubroot is now found in each of the Prairie Provinces and some of the northern American states.

Canadian farmers have adapted crop management to account for the disease, and plant breeding has provided some genetic resistance options that are part of that mix.

But there is more to managing the disease than just resistant hybrids and knocking soil off implements, as we learn from this episode’s guests, Marissa Robitaille Balog with the Canola Council of Canada, and Dr. Stephen Strelkov of the University of Alberta.

Tune in for a new, LIVE! edition of The Agronomists every Monday at 8 pm E!

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