Category: Verticillium wilt

New Canola Disease Given a More Suitable Name: Verticillium Stripe

There’s a new name for the canola disease that first showed up in Canada in a research plot in Manitoba in 2014. Caused by the fungus Verticillium longisporum, the disease was referred to by its common name in Europe: verticillium wilt. The problem is it doesn’t appear to cause wilting in canola. “The symptoms that we’re… Read more »

Canola School: New Canola Disease Found in Six Provinces

Editor’s note: The Canadian verticillium stakeholders committee has decided to call the disease caused by Verticillium longisporum “verticillium stripe” instead of “verticillium wilt.” This story has been updated to reflect the new terminology. The canola industry is in the early stages of understanding what it’s up against with a new fungal disease. Verticillium stripe (previously… Read more »

Verticillium Wilt Survey to Determine the Distribution of New Canola Threat

Now that Verticillium longisporum has been found in Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working on getting a handle on the distribution of the new disease threat to canola. The verticillium wilt pathogen, which has caused significant economic losses in Europe’s rapeseed crop, was found in a canola trial plot at an undisclosed research location in… Read more »

Canola School: Verticillium Wilt Confirmed in Canola — What Now?

It’s too early to say how big a problem verticillium wilt could become for the Canadian canola industry, but it should be on the radar for growers, says the crop pathologist taking the lead on the new disease issue within Manitoba Agriculture. As reported by Real Ag last week, the first known case of Verticillium… Read more »

This Cinderella Crop is Beginning to Act Like a Real Princess

It’s rare to find a western Canadian farmer who doesn’t have a tale to tell of the roaring comebacks canola has made in a growing season. Sure, there have been some wrecks — wicked windstorms that flip swaths or hail that leaves nothing but sticks — but the “Cinderella crop” (you’ve heard the song, right?)… Read more »

First North American Case of Canola Disease Found in Manitoba

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Thursday, January 8th with additional information from the CFIA about the location of the case of verticillium wilt in canola. The first North American case of a disease that has caused serious economic losses in Europe’s rapeseed crop has been found in a canola trial plot in Manitoba…. Read more »