Verticillium wilt committee to survey, set mgmt recommendations

April 2, 2015 - Issue 5

Verticillium wilt on canola. Source: MAFRD

Verticillium wilt on canola. Source: MAFRD

A verticillium wilt committee, with representatives from the Canola Council of Canada, the CFIA, AAFC, provincial canola grower organizations, provincial government specialists and life-science organizations, will examine the disease risk in Western Canada and come up recommendations for management. Step one is to survey more fields this summer and autumn. For more on verticillium wilt, see the new Canola Encyclopedia chapter.

This is in response to the discovery of verticillium wilt in canola at a site in Manitoba in 2014.

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