International Clubroot Workshop in June

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Alberta growers and agronomists looking for long-term management advice for clubroot are welcome to attend the International Clubroot Workshop in Edmonton, June 19-22. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) and Agriculture Canada organized the workshop to bring together a global network of leading researchers and academics to exchange information and research results.

The conference will have value for everyone in contact with clubroot, including growers, ag retailers, agronomists, county and municipal staff, and government extension staff. The program includes two days of presentations. Thursday, June 20 will focus on research, with presenters from the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, China, India and Canada. Topics include new discoveries in how the disease works, efforts to expand genetic resistance, and analysis of new management techniques.

The Friday lineup will provide practical tips to prevent and manage clubroot in the field, and a presentation on how county regulations worked to prevent spread of the disease. On Friday afternoon, attendees get to tour a clubroot nursery with trials to demonstrate soil amendments, fumigation treatments, resistant varieties, and dust traps as management tools. The tour also includes an equipment sanitation demonstration.

For more information visit www.canolacouncil.org and click the link to the 2013 International Clubroot Workshop. For more information on clubroot, visit clubroot.ca.

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