The Government of Saskatchewan has released the 2022 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities (RMs) where clubroot has been identified. Clubroot is a destructive soil-borne disease of canola first identified in Canada near Edmonton, Alberta, in 2003. Saskatchewan has been surveying and testing for clubroot for several years, and has just released… Read More

NexusBioAg, a division of Univar Solutions, and MustGrow Biologics Corp. have reached an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement in the Canadian canola and pulse market for TerraMG, a mustard-derived soil biopesticide. Designed to combat clubroot and aphanomyces of canola and pea, respectively, the product is not yet registered with Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. “Growers… Read More

On this Thursday, Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada, you’ll hear from: Sandi Brock of Hensall, Ont. Dwayne Leslie of Poplar Point, Man.; Jim Wickett of Rosetown, Sask.; Jeff Nonay of Sturgeon County, Alta.; and Derwyn Hammond joins the show for a Pioneer Seeds product spotlight. Thoughts… Read More

Clubroot has been confirmed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and can cause yield losses between 30 and 100 per cent. Sanitation, crop rotation, using resistant cultivars, and managing susceptible weeds are all useful strategies in the clubroot toolbox to mitigate infection, but what other strategies are there, and how effective are they for controlling clubroot… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson brings us an update for Ontario; Robert Mullen brings us a Nutrien eKonomics product spotlight; Ken Currah, agronomist with BASF, has all the do’s and don’ts for soybean burn-down; and Keith Gabert, agronomist with Canola Council… Read More

Using clubroot resistant genetics and lengthening rotations are highly recommended practices for managing clubroot on the Prairies. But is there more farmers could do? “Ninety per cent of those clubroot spores can die with a two-year break, so one in three rotation, that’s really critical, if you have a shorter rotation than that, and you’re… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Craig Drury, soil management and soil biochemist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Harrow, Ont., on what happens when soybeans are too tight in the rotation; Dr. Alan Blaylock, senior agronomist with Nutrien, with an eKonomics product… Read More

Any time you’re growing canola, and any field you’re growing it in, clubroot should be on your mind. For Leighton Blashko, senior technical specialist at BASF Canada, the two most important things when it comes to this yield-robbing disease are sanitation and avoidance. In this Canola School episode, Blashko and field editor Kara Oosterhuis talk about… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan and SaskCanola have released the 2020 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities where clubroot has been identified. Since 2017, 75 commercial canola fields have been confirmed to have clubroot, which is an increase of 24 fields since last year’s update. The number of fields with the clubroot pathogen… Read More

When it comes to growing canola, clubroot is the disease that really can be detrimental to crop yield, and detrimental to future crops if not managed properly. In Alberta, oftentimes clubroot is thought of to be in the central part of the province, around Edmonton. But as time goes on, it’s slowly but surely spreading,… Read More

We hope you had a great social distancing weekend! On today’s Agronomic Monday RealAg Radio episode, you’ll hear: Top ag news of the day with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney; A product spotlight with Dr. Cristie Preston of Nutrien, for an eKonomics segment; Leighton Blashko, agronomist with BASF on clubroot — THE disease that is… Read More

Spring, summer, or fall — when do you think is the best time to test for clubroot? Visual symptoms on the plant show up later in the season, yes, but that’s not when soil spore load is highest, explains Kim Kenward of  20/20 Seed Labs, in this episode of the Canola School. “Soil testing is the… Read More

If dogs can detect trace amounts of drugs in luggage, could they be trained to sniff out plant disease, too? The short answer is yes — and a research scientist headed up a project to prove it in a one-year, proof of concept study out of Alberta. Mike Harding, research scientist with Alberta Agriculture &… Read More

Harvest has progressed in some areas but unfortunately for some, it came to a screeching halt with a blast of snow. RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney hopes that if you were stuck from getting into the combine you at least got the chance to catch up with family and friends, rest, and then be ready… Read More

Manitoba Agriculture reports a new strain of clubroot has been identified in the Rural Municipality of Pembina. The soil-borne pathogen of canola and other brassica species have several pathotypes. The new strain of clubroot is identified as pathotype 3A, and is able to overcome some first-generation sources of genetic resistance in commercial canola varieties, says… Read More


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