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CCC recommendations if you find a clubroot patch


August 26, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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Clubroot – a giant pain for many canola growers on the Prairies, and a disease you want to catch early. Active scouting and knowing your fields helps. But once you find a patch, what do you do?

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has created a resource of steps to follow for identifying, collecting and disposing of clubroot-infected plants.

Once you’ve found a possible clubroot patch – typically around field entrances, drainage paths or low spots in the field – confirm by pulling plants and looking for clubroot galls or send for DNA testing.

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The CCC recommends, if feasible, hand-picking all the plants in a patch. Brittany Hennig, a graduate student at the University of Alberta studying clubroot, learned that can be easier said than done. But if it lessens next year’s spore load, it’s well worth it.

For the full list of recommendations, visit the CCC website.