Disease diagnostics

July 30, 2014 - Issue 17

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Seeing signs of canola disease but you don’t know what it is?

Read this article: Disease to look for while harvest scouting.
Watch this video: CCC pre-swath disease scouting video.
Use the Canola Diagnostic Tool

Suspected foot rot cases have been confirmed in Manitoba, but the main disease issue in those plants was often blackleg. Foot rot was the secondary issue. When diagnosing a disease, look at all symptoms — particularly for blackleg pycnidia within lesions, sclerotia within infected stems, or clubroot galls, for example. Use the tools and resources listed above. And if the identification is still in question, consider taking samples to a lab. Here is a list of labs.

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