Canola plant disease can have a huge impact on canola yield and longevity, so effective scouting strategies, proper identification and accurate assessment of diseases is crucial to successful canola crops. In addition to blackleg, clubroot and sclerotinia stem rot, diseases such as alternaria, aster yellows, root rot, seedling disease complex and verticillium stripe (amongst others) should be understood in order to be properly managed for a healthy, productive canola crop.

For information on managing fungicide resistance in canola and other crops, see CropLife Canada’s Manage Resistance Now.

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White rust (staghead)
White rust is a canola disease caused by the pathogen Albugo candida that affects mainly Brassica rapaAlso referred to as…