A total of 511 canola fields were surveyed between July to September 2011 in the major canola production regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Disease and soil fertility are two factors that have a major impact on the productivity and longevity of alfalfa stands.
Ascochyta blight, caused by the fungus Ascochyta rabiei, is the most damaging disease of chickpea in Western Canada.
Field pea is susceptible to diseases such as damping off, seedling blights and root rots (Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Botrytis, Fusarium spp.), stem and pod rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), powdery mildew (Eryisphe pisi), bacterial blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi), and ascochyta blights (Ascochyta spp.).
Aster yellows disease can be identified by stunted growth and malformed flowers and pods.
Blackleg is a serious disease of canola that can result in significant yield loss in susceptible varieties.
Blackpoint and smudge are kernel discolourations of wheat or other cereals caused by numerous species of fungi and bacteria.
In Saskatchewan, coriander and caraway are affected by a blight that can cause severe losses in these crops.
To promote awareness and minimize the risk of clubroot in Saskatchewan.
Clubroot is a soil-borne disease caused by a microbe, Plasmodiophora brassicae.
Common root rot, seedling blight and prematurity blight of cereals are caused by the same species of soil-inhibiting fungi (Cochliobolus sativus and Fusarium spp.).
What is Crown Rust of Oat?
Ergot is a plant disease caused by the fungus Claviceps purpurea, which infects the developing grains of cereals and grasses.
When should I start checking my fields for the disease?
Fusarium head blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a fungal disease of small grain cereals that has become of increasing international importance in recent years.
The importance of seed-borne diseases in cereals.
Seed quality is very important in pulse production, as the costs of seed and seed treatments are a significant part of overall input costs.
Plant diseases are caused by pathogens (fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, mollicutes, phytoplasmas, protists, and protozoa) or environmental factors.
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Late blight can infect any member of the Solanaceaous family (which includes potatoes, tomatoes and peppers) at any time during the growing season.
Fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis causes tan spot on leaves and can also infect wheat kernels causing red or pink smudge and black point.
Which diseases are important in lentils in Saskatchewan?
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) remind producers to take the necessary precautions to prevent clubroot in their canola crops by following best management and disease prevention practices as they begin spring seeding
The purpose of a fungicide is to control disease during crop establishment, increase the productivity of the crop by protecting photosynthetic potential (maintain yield), reduce blemishes and improve kernel characteristics (maintain market value), or improve storage life and quality of harvested plants, grain, or produce.
Scouting for plant diseases is one of the most important practices you can adopt to help combat diseases on your farm.
This publication provides information on pesticide resistance and insect, disease and weed management in a potato crop.
Crop rotations have received considerable attention for the past number of years.
Sclerotinia stem rot, commonly known as white mould, is caused by the soil-borne fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Over 400 plant species are susceptible to sclerotinia rot.
It is important for growers to assess their sclerotinia risk at early flowering.
Lists the seed testing laboratories in the Prairies.
Sooty moulds often show up as grey patches in the field.