An on-farm approach to monitor and evaluate the interaction of management and environment on canola stand establishment and disease development

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This observational study, using data collected directly from producers’ fields, is examining how management decisions and environmental conditions interact to affect (1) canola emergence and seedling development and (2) disease (sclerotinia and blackleg) development. This approach will allow researchers to examine several intercorrelated factors simultaneously. This will better show how field conditions can affect the outcome of management decisions.


Field data collection has been completed for three growing seasons. Preliminary data exploration has shown interesting trends, and full statistical analysis will only be completed once the full data set has been assembled.