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You can reduce the spread of clubroot if you can isolate and deal with the first patch of infestation.

Researcher offers ‘gospel’ to control clubroot before it spreads

If the infected area is small, mark it and give it special attention — which may even include hand-weeding

When the world’s top clubroot researchers gathered here earlier this month, a hot topic of discussion wasn’t cutting-edge science but an old-fashioned way of controlling a crop infestation — hand-pulling diseased plants. Once a field is heavily infested with clubroot spores, there’s virtually no economical way to deal with the infestation. But at the International […] Read more

Canola growers in the red, blue, and yellow counties are being urged to institute a “comprehensive management plan” to contain the spread of clubroot.

Canola growers get grim warning on clubroot threat

No varieties have strong resistance to new pathotypes, longer rotations are ‘the best management option left’

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is urging producers to step up their efforts to contain clubroot in the province. “Since new data indicates some forms of clubroot resistance are no longer functioning well against new clubroot pathotypes in some of the heavily infested fields, we encourage you to consider a comprehensive management plan that includes all […] Read more