Every year the Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) funds a new round of projects. The 2021 Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP) officially begins on April 1st. This will include seven studies from various institutions which will be carried out over the next three, four or five years. These projects are either focused on genetics and physiology or disease, insect or weed management issues. Check out the objectives and purpose of each of these 2021 CARP studies:
- Using avirulence markers to predict the phenotypes of clubroot pathotypes
- New clubroot pathotypes and second generation resistance
- Purifying genotypes of Plasmodiophora brassicae and developing SNP markers linked to races of P. brassicae populations collected in western Canada
- Enhance understanding of cleavers populations in western Canada
- The role of insect feeding and plant defense responses in aster yellows disease epidemiology
- Building bridges to success – accessing Brassica diploid variation for canola improvement
- Investigating interactions of ascospores and pycnidiospores with blackleg resistance in canola and efficacy of seed applied fungicides in these specific interactions in western Canada
Each of these projects are featured on the Canola Research Hub and will be updated annually, based on the progress submitted in the annual CARP reports.
The Canola Agronomic Research Program, which is administered by the Canola Council of Canada, acknowledges all the funders of this year’s projects, which include Alberta Canola, Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola and the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF).