Fix field access points to improve clubroot biosecurity

March 11, 2020 - Issue 4

Designated field entrances and separate exits can reduce the spread of clubroot from field to field. Field entrances are often the most likely start points for clubroot infestation, so if field equipment leaves from a separate exit it is less likely to pick up clubroot-infested soil on the way out. One plan for 2020 could be to identify exits for each field and then buy seed to grass in those entrances and exits, providing an extra level of clubroot biosecurity.

The Canola Encyclopedia has more detail.

A grassed entrance (or it could be an exit) provides space to wash machinery before entering (or exiting) the field. Photo credit: Scott Gillies
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