Moist seed conditions mean more soil clinging to drills and tractor and sprayer wheels. This increases the risk of moving clubroot as well as weed seeds and insect pupae around the farm. With the discovery of a potential new clubroot pathotype, growers will want to take time to sanitize equipment between fields.
April 24 Alert: Possible new virulent clubroot pathogen
How do new pathogens develop?
How to protect clubroot resistance trait
CCC media release: New clubroot DNA reinforced need for vigilant field scouting