Canola Digest Science 2014 Issue
Science

Rotate crops for blackleg and clubroot management

Key practice: Increasing the number of years between canola crops in the rotation reduces incidence and severity of blackleg and clubroot in fields. Key research: Kutcher, H.R., University of Saskatchewan, et al. “Blackleg Disease of Canola Mitigated by Resistant Cultivars and Four-Year Crop Rotations in Western Canada.” Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology (2013). Peng, G.,...
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Research Briefs

Research briefs: Growing Forward 2 projects

The federal government’s $15 million investment in canola research through Growing Forward 2 combined with the canola industry’s contribution of $5 million is funding 23 research projects for five years. Here are short descriptions and early progress reports for agronomy projects on that list, organized into the four strategic plan categories. Final results are still a few years away.

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Science

Use seed treatment to minimize early disease

Key practice: A registered seed treatment with multiple fungicide active ingredients can minimize the threat of seed and seedling diseases. Seeding early, shallow and with good seed to soil contact for quick emergence also helps prevent early disease infection. Start field scouting 10 to 14 days after seeding. Key research: Hwang, S.F., Alberta Agriculture and...
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