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.

Monday – June 1
- Watch this 10 min video on blackleg in canola to learn about genetic resistance and management tools

Tuesday – June 2
- This Saskatchewan Agriculture page includes information on blackleg field surveys, disease cycle, and control measures

Wednesday – June 3
- 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

Thursday – June 4
- 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

Friday – June 5
- Webinar: Western Canadian update on blackleg disease presented by AAFC research scientist Gary Peng
- Click here to watch the recording

Friday – June 26
- Webinar: Research on fungicide timing for sclerotinia in canola presented by AAFC plant pathologist Kelly Turkington
- Click here to watch the recording

Monday – June 29
- RealAg Canola School video: Sclerotinia control – assessing control & why 50% bloom can be too late

Tuesday – June 30
- This Saskatchewan Agriculture page includes information on sclerotinia symptoms, disease management, and surveys

Thursday – July 2
- This Canola Encyclopedia page is a comprehensive resource for sclerotinia stem rot disease

Friday – July 3
- 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

Saturday – July 4
- 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

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