Fine-tuning of the blackleg yield loss model in canola

Project Summary

Purpose

To refine and improve on an earlier yield loss model by using modern hybrid cultivars.

Progress

Despite COVID-19, field experiments were conducted at two sites. Two canola hybrids, rated as moderately resistant to blackleg, were seeded in the field. The stem cross-sections are currently being rated for blackleg disease severity and the plants will be harvested to collect the yield data.