How well do you know your canola stem infections? Take this photo quiz to brush up on the distinguishing features of common stem diseases.
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Canola Watch quiz – Symptoms and causes
This quick quiz has three images showing pretty distinct symptoms. What caused them? The Canola Diagnostic Tool will show the many possible causes for specific symptoms. It can show what questions farmers and agronomists need to answer when trying to diagnose something. Got a question for Canola Watch?
Canola Watch quiz: Stem disease
Check stems before and after swathing for clear signs of disease. If you see damage like that shown in this quiz, can you identify the disease?
Stem infections: How to tell them apart
Pre-harvest scouting for diseases is a good way to assess severity and make harvest and next-year plans. Diseases are usually easiest to see and diagnose in the couple of weeks before swath timing, but how do you tell them apart? The following table will help you identify the diseases present, which is necessary in order…
Canola Watch quiz – Pre-harvest disease scouting
The best time to survey canola fields for disease incidence and severity is just before swath timing – which is 50-60% seed colour change on the main stem. If not swathing, you can still use this crop-stage timing to check for disease. Some fields across the Prairies are at this stage. The rest will follow…