Clubroot makes debut in Peace Region canola

Clubroot has now climbed into the Peace region — and its recent discovery will change the way canola farmers operate in the area’s southeastern corner. Alberta Canola announced Aug. 23 that one case of the serious soil-borne disease was found in a canola crop in Big Lakes County, which surrounds much of Lesser Slave Lake. […] Read more

Canola council changes emphasis on clubroot message

DAUPHIN, Man. — In an ideal world, every Canadian would jog, bike or swim four days a week. But that’s unlikely to happen so it’s probably better to recommend something easy, like ordering a salad instead of poutine at lunch. Similarly, for years plant pathologists and agronomists have told prairie farmers to thoroughly wash and […] Read more

Clubroot control could be helped by adding field exits

DAUPHIN, Man. — In February, Dan Orchard had a eureka moment. Orchard, a Canola Council of Canada agronomist in central Alberta, spends a lot of time thinking and talking about clubroot because the disease affects hundreds of farms in his area. Earlier this winter, after speaking to a grower on the phone, an idea popped […] Read more