Fine-tuning of the blackleg yield loss model in canola

Project Summary

Blackleg infection cross-section discoloration
Blackleg infection cross-section discoloration; Photo credit: Yixiao (Becky) Wang


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


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.