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High rates of parasitism on diamondback moth larvae

Key result: This study continued work initiated by earlier research which showed that parasitism of diamondback moth larvae and pupae can be relatively high early in the season. Canola producers are encouraged to carefully monitor populations, waiting a few days after nominal thresholds are reached to provide beneficial insects an opportunity to control larvae and...
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Identification of superior crop rotations

Key Result: The southeast Peace region has the highest intensity of canola acres and short canola rotations in the western Canadian Prairies. However, this study suggests that this may not be the best choice for growers in terms of long term yield, cropping system sustainability, soil moisture use, root health and economics. Project Title, Principal...
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Real-time diagnosis in the field

Key Result: Researchers were able to develop and validate nine real-time qPCR assays targeting eight different phytoplasma (aster yellows) species along with P. brassicae (clubroot) and L. maculans (blackleg). This project provides tools for producers and regulators to obtain timely information on plant disease prevalence and spread, which will aid efforts to contain and control...
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