Canola School: Determining Disease Impact Before Harvest


With canola swathing underway across Western Canada, now is the time for growers to assess the toll that diseases have taken on the crop.

The “what to look for” list at this time includes the main suspects: blackleg, sclerotinia and clubroot.

Assessing stems for blackleg.
Assessing stems for blackleg.

In this episode of the Canola School, Keith Gabert of the Canola Council of Canada describes how to go about checking for these diseases.

Gabert also discusses how to decide whether a canola field is mature, or only showing “sun scald.”

You can also check out the audio on SoundCloud.

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