Clubroot Inspections Ongoing

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Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease of canola/crucifer crops and has the potential to be a significant threat to canola production in parts of Alberta.

Clubroot has been found within Mountain View County in the Olds, Carstairs and Cremona areas. Prevention is the best method of keeping this crop disease of canola from spreading within the County, through resistant varieties of Canola, crop rotation, and good sanitation.

As part of the Agricultural Service Board role under the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act, Mountain View County Agricultural Services Staff has performed Clubroot inspections since 2008.

The sites selected for Clubroot inspections are random. Inspectors are looking for Canola showing symptoms of Clubroot: wilting, stunting, yellowing, early maturity, galls, swollen or distorted root system. Best attempts are made to contact landowners prior to inspections.

It is encouraged that all producers be aware of the symptoms and monitor their fields during harvest.

If you have any questions on Clubroot or the inspection process,please contact Agricultural Services at 403-335-3311 during office hours (8 am to 4 pm) or email:
ag@mvcounty.com.

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018