Online tool helps canola producers get a leg up on blackleg disease

Yixiao Wang’s (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) research has been used to develop a tool for Western Canadian canola farmers to get a better idea of how a disease common to the plant could affect their bottom line.

And the canola disease surveys say…

Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) is one of Western Canada’s crop disease specialists who’ve spent the past few months finalizing results from canola field disease surveys executed during the 2020 growing season.

New clubroot strains show genetic resistance isn’t enough to protect canola, say researchers

Researcher Keisha Hollman (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science) says the emergence of nine new strains points up the importance of broader strategies to protect crops in Western Canada.

Fertilizer and biostimulant show promise

Sheau-Fang Hwang (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) is interviewed about research she conducted on a particular product’s effect on clubroot in canola. While the results are intriguing, Hwang notes much more research would be needed to confirm effectiveness in the field and …

Add another one to your canola scouting list

Sheau-Fang Hwang and Stephen Strelkov (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) have a long-term project in which they are looking at how inoculum density affects yield severity, with greenhouse studies and eventually field studies with various cultivars.