Podcast & Video – Seedling disease complex

Pythium species, Fusarium species and Rhizoctonia solani – the “three amigos” – can cause seed rots, root rots and stem decay on young canola plants. Seed treatments are generally pretty good, but in the podcast below Krista Anderson from Bayer, Mark Belmonte from University of Manitoba and Autumn Barnes from the CCC explain the factors that can increase risks. They also describe management options (including rotation) that can keep these pathogens of the soil microbiome from rising up.

Seedling disease complex chapter in the Canola Encyclopedia