Top Notch Farming Tips - Disease Management

During this unprecedented time, this is our way of sharing canola production knowledge and tools with you in lieu of hosting our field day this summer. This page summarizes resources on the topic of disease management.

General
- Canola Council of Canada video: Pre-swath canola disease scouting
- Canola Watch article: Disease ID tips for pre-harvest scouting
- The Crop Protection Lab provides diagnostic services to help growers identify and deal with pests that affect production

Clubroot
- Saskatchewan farmers & agronomists can request clubroot soil tests ($100 cost covered by SaskCanola) – scroll to Monitoring Clubroot in Saskatchewan on this page where it explains the 4 ways you can request a clubroot soil test
- Canola Council of Canada video: Clubroot of canola disease cycle
- Sept 28, 2020 webinar: Explanation of clubroot pathotypes in Canada by University of Alberta researcher Stephen Strelkov – Click here to watch the recording
- Canola Council of Canada video: Clubroot management, Chapter 2 – minimizing the spread of clubroot in canola
- RealAgriculture video: Clubroot sanitation takes time, but it well worth it in the long run
- Sask Agriculture video: How to scout for clubroot
- RealAgriculture video: Post harvest clubroot scouting
- Discovery Seed Labs video: Clubroot soil testing demonstration
- Nutien video: Clubroot and crop rotation
- Canola Council of Canada video: Clubroot management, Chapter 1 – overview of clubroot and reducing the risk of introducing it

Blackleg
- blackleg.ca is a comprehensive source for blackleg information
- Watch this 10 min video on blackleg in canola to learn about genetic resistance and management tools
- This Saskatchewan Agriculture page includes information on blackleg field surveys, disease cycle, and control measures
- June 5, 2020 webinar: Western Canadian update on blackleg disease presented by AAFC research scientist Gary Peng - Click here to watch the recording
- Blackleg yield loss calculator by BASF
- Blackleg scouting guide by BASF

Seedling Disease Complex
- Canola is vulnerable to a number of seed and seedling disease. This Canola Encyclopedia page provides an overview of seedling disease complex, how to identify it and how to manage it
- Pythium species, Fusarium species and Rhizoctonia solani – the “three amigos” – can cause seed rots, root rots and stem decay on young canola plants. Brush up on your knowledge of seedling disease complex with this podcast and video

Sclerotinia
- June 26, 2020 webinar: Research on fungicide timing for sclerotinia in canola presented by AAFC plant pathologist Kelly Turkington - Click here to watch the recording
- RealAg Canola School video: Sclerotinia control – assessing control & why 50% bloom can be too late
- This Saskatchewan Agriculture page includes information on sclerotinia symptoms, disease management, and surveys
- This Canola Encyclopedia page is a comprehensive resource for sclerotinia stem rot disease
- RealAg Canola School video: Short and long-term management options for sclerotinia
- This Saskatchewan Agriculture video highlights sclerotinia assessment tools
- This week’s Canola Watch issue focused entirely on sclerotina stem rot – it includes articles and images plus a quiz, video and podcast – options for all learning styles
- Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Twitter thread with images to help ID apothecia of the sclerotinia stem rot fungus
- Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network Twitter thread of 12 tips to help assess the risk of sclerotinia stem rot of canola

Verticillium Stripe
- Canola Watch article: Not quite blackleg or sclerotinia? Could be verticillium
- This Canola Encyclopedia page is a comprehensive resource for verticillium

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