Latest clubroot map for Saskatchewan released

The Saskatchewan government and SaskCanola have released the latest clubroot survey map.

The map shows the clubroot pathogen has been detected in soil samples in another nine fields, for a total of 38 fields in Saskatchewan.

These results are compiled each year through ministry surveys and samples submitted by producers.

The areas affected are north of Yorkton, south and west of Saskatoon, west of Swift Current and parts of the northern grainbelt around Prince Albert, Melfort and North Battleford.

SaskCanola agronomy extension specialist Kaeley Kindrachuk says the clubroot survey is critical for early detection and management.

The goal of the tests is to detect the pathogen where spore levels are low to minimize potential impact on canola yields.

A clubroot management strategy should include the use of clubroot resistant varieties in a minimum three year crop rotation.

An extended crop rotation helps minimize yield losses while protecting the effectiveness of clubroot resistant canola varieties.

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