The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture has been hosting meetings this winter to help farmers keep up with the most current science and best management practices to deal with clubroot. Many of the meetings have been conducted with the participation of Canola Council of Canada agronomists and other industry specialists. Allie Noble, crops extension specialist with… Read More

One thing that is becoming very clear at the agronomy meetings this fall is that, when it comes to clubroot, the maps are changing and not in a good way. Bruce Gossen, plant pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), gave a presentation on clubroot at the Canola Industry Days held at Saskatoon recently. He… Read More

Where clubroot is a risk, are you stretching canola rotations or using a clubroot-resistant variety? Realistically, you should be doing both — and not all clubroot resistance is created equal. While industry and plant breeders should be commended for the speed at which clubroot-resistant varieties were introduced, we know now that that early, single-gene resistance… Read More

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), announced a new Pest Biosecurity Program for the province on Thursday. An overview The program will receive an annual investment of $2.85 million from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), for five years. Administered by the SARM, it will offer rural municipalities… Read More

Switch to longer rotations, reduce soil movement, grow resistant varieties — the list of keys to managing against clubroot disease has become familiar for many canola growers in Western Canada, but an Alberta farmer with years of experience farming with high clubroot concentrations has another piece of advice: don’t be afraid to talk about it…. Read More

As farmers finalize and consider their crop decisions for 2018 with a lot more detail, there are some developing conversations that are creating a bit of a stir among farmers, agronomists and industry. The debate over soybean acres is exciting, but the real concern is canola acres. Canola acres were a record 22.8 million acres… Read More