Bayer Crop Science Canada is launching Proline GOLD, a new product for sclerotinia control in canola. Proline GOLD offers protection against sclerotinia in canola by combining two active ingredients, prothioconazole and the new active fluopyram. The other sclerotinia product from Bayer, Proline, contains only prothioconazole. “As one of canola’s most dangerous diseases, sclerotinia can severely… Read More

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAgRadio! On today’s show, you’ll hear from: John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, for the latest on insect pressure; Shawn Conley of the University of Wisconsin, about unlocking the secrets of soybeans; Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, talking heat stress and timely rain; and, Justine Cornelsen with the Canola… Read More

We’re starting to see some flowering in canola and with that, scouting for sclerotinia is on the to-do list. Justine Cornelsen, with the Canola Council of Canada, based out of Manitoba, joined Kara Oosterhuis in this latest episode of Canola School. “It comes down to environmental conditions,” says Cornelsen, “Do you have enough moisture? Is… Read More

Timing is critical when it comes to managing a disease like sclerotinia in canola, so what if you could receive a text message telling you it’s time to spray? The concept of real-time disease monitoring with nano biosensors that can communicate with your cell phone might sound futuristic, but the steps in the process have been… Read More

Canola seed companies are releasing more varieties with claims they have reduced susceptibility to sclerotinia, but how do they determine those ratings? Coming off a season with high sclerotinia pressure, what does it mean if a variety is labelled as ‘partially resistant’? In 2011, the Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee started searching for a test that… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission recently announced upcoming changes to tolerance levels for Ergot, Sclerotinia and Fusarium. The new levels will help create uniformity and simplify assessment. “These grading changes are not only uniform between Eastern and Western Canada, they also ensure Canada’s grain continues to uphold its reputation for quality and safety.” said Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner,… Read More

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia. Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and… Read More