Business & Policy
Verticillium wilt found in six provinces: CFIA
By Top Crop Manager
March 22, 2016, Canada – A national survey led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has found Verticillium wilt (Verticillium longisporum) in six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
V. longisporum is a plant disease that impacts a range of crops, including canola. It was first detected in Canada in late 2014, in Manitoba. Since then, the CFIA, in partnership with industry and provincial partners, has conducted random surveys to determine its general distribution in canola-growing regions of Canada.
Verticillium is not a reportable plant disease in Canada and is not known to be regulated in other countries where it is found around the world. As the planting season approaches, grains and oilseeds producers are encouraged to develop and implement a biosecurity management plan to prevent plant pests from being introduced or spread on their lands.
Read more about Verticillium wilt in the Canola Council of Canada's Canola Encyclopedia.