Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced a $833,000 investment into clubroot research. Together, RDAR, the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, and the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission awarded $1.25 million to Dr. Stephen Strelkov, professor of plant pathology at the University of Alberta, to lead an expert team in: breeding resistance into new crop varieties developing… Read More

SaskCanola, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, will continue to offer free disease testing for blackleg and clubroot to farmers, with the addition of testing for verticillium stripe new this year. Verticillium stripe was first reported in Canada in 2014, and there is still much to learn about this disease. It presents symptoms… Read More

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

Welcome back to The Agronomists! We’re kicking off 2023 with a focus on profitability. Is top yield the driver, or is long-term thinking a better bet for profit planning? Joining host Lyndsey Smith to dig in to this topic is Chad Anderson, of Anderson Agronomy Services, and Edgar Hammermeister, Saskatchewan farmer and agrologist with Western… 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

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

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

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

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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