July 7, 2015 – Portage la Prairie Update

All of the boron treatments have been applied to the Portage la Prairie UCC site. Currently the trial is close to full flower. Although, over the July 4-5th weekend a storm brought 39 mm of rain and 52km/h winds, resulting in a wet site and slight lodging.




Below, is a photo of the sclerotia depot located at the site near Portage. Sclerotia depots are a new method used to predict the risk of sclerotinia.  The depot was buried 2-3 cm into the soil when the crop reached the 4-5 leaf stage. Each week the number of germinated apothecia is observed.

Click here to see the sclerotia depot germination map & learn more: