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Glyphosate-resistant kochia survey

Key practice: Taking action to manage glyphosate-resistant kochia before it is visible in the field is critical to success. Use a rotation of broadleaf control products with good activity on kochia. Project title, Lead researcher: “Glyphosate-resistant kochia (Kochia scoparia L. Schrad.) in Saskatchewan and Manitoba,” 2013-14, Hugh Beckie, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Grower organization...
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Blackleg metabolites do not add risk to canola products for export

Key Practice: L. maculans, the fungal pathogen that causes blackleg in canola, can produce a mycotoxin called sirodesmin PL, but this study found none of it in Alberta canola samples. Project Title, Lead Researcher: “Evaluation of the toxicity of the secondary metabolites produced by Leptosphaeria maculans,” 2012-14, Xiujie (Susie) Li, Alberta Innovates — Technology Futures...
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Understanding the cellular mechanisms of clubroot disease and developing a new form of clubroot resistance

Key practice: Rather than using genetically resistant varieties or the application of soil amendments and fungicides, this study is working to develop a new, alternative approach to clubroot resistance by silencing pathogen gene expression within the plant itself. Project title, Lead researcher: “Genomics of Clubroot disease development in canola and development of in-plant RNAi to...
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Seeding between rows improves stand establishment

Key Practice: Seeding into bare soil between the previous year’s stubble rows will improve canola germination and plant establishment without increasing seed costs. Project Title, Lead Researcher: “Seeding Between the Lines: evaluating the potential of inter-row seeding for canola in southern Alberta,” 2011-14, Ken Coles, Farming Smarter Grower organization funder: ACPC Highly accurate GPS guidance...
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Fungicide strategies for blackleg

Key practice: Consider early application of fungicide for blackleg management only when disease risk is high due to short crop rotations, erosion of cultivar resistance, or hail damage. Project title, Lead researcher: “Mitigating the risk of blackleg disease of canola using fungicide strategies,” 2011-15, Gary Peng, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); Dilantha Fernando, University of...
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