By The Winnipeg Free Press
It doesn’t matter how you look at it, clubroot is an ugly threat to the Canadian canola industry.
The disease does unsightly things to the plant, producing galls and deformities that will effectively choke it to death.
The effect of clubroot on yield is just plain nasty — yields can be reduced to zero.
Plus, the fact that the only effective control is abstinence from growing canola, which is typically one of the biggest cash earners on Prairie farms, is causing some ugly confrontations between farmers and their local governments. For the full story, click here.