2019 CARP Funded Projects

2019 CARP Funded Projects

 

2019.6 - Managing small patches of clubroot infestation in canola fields

Objective: The objective of this research is to develop and validate best management practices for detecting and managing the spread of clubroot by containing introductions into new fields and managing hot spots of ‘new’ pathotypes in infested fields.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Bruce Gossen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola

 

2019.9 - Influence of pH on the clubroot pathogen: are there pH-insensitive strains?

Objective: The objectives of this research are to: i) evaluate the pH sensitivity of field and single-spore isolates representing important pathotypes of P. brassicae; ii) determine whether or not repeated exposure to higher pH conditions will result in shifts in the pH sensitivity of P. brassicae; iii) develop recommendations regarding liming as a clubroot management tool.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Strelkov, University of Alberta

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola

 

2019.10 - Exploring novel seed-treatment options to mitigate the impact of blackleg on canola

Objective: The objectives of this research are to: i) understand the impact of L. maculans noculum level in the soil on the incidence and severity of blackleg in canola seedlings ; ii) evaluate a wide range of new commercial fungicide products/formulations for seed treatment, against the current industry standard for control of early infection, iii) further assess top candidates in relation. to rate, plant growth stage and environmental effect for the control of root and leaf infection; iv) validate the efficacy of top candidates in multi-site/year field trials.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Peng, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: SaskCanola

 

2019.13 - Surveillance networks for beneficial insects II: Quantifying the canola yield effect of wetlands, shelterbelts and other insect reservoir habitats

Objective: The objectives of this research are to: determine how far services extend from beneficial arthropod reservoirs and determine how much these beneficial arthropod reservoirs contribute to canola yield.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Galpern, University of Calgary

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, Manitoba Canola Growers

 

2019.23 - On-farm survey to benchmark combine processing (threshing, separating, cleaning) losses across the prairie provinces

Objective: The overall objective of the project is to provide a deeper understanding of the source of canola harvest loss, including which parameters and variables are most likely to contribute to combine loss.

Principal Investigator: Lorne Grieger, PAMI

Funding Partners: Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola

 

2019.24 - Understanding canola root morphology and microbiomes in response to soil phosphorus fertility

Objective: The objectives of this research are to determine how different P management practices affect canola root system architectures (RSA) and the development of the root and rhizosphere microbiome.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Bobbi Helgason, University of Saskatchewan

Funding Partners: SaskCanola

 

2019.27 - Towards better understanding of genetics in Leptosphaeria-Brassica interactions via international collaborations to standardize the nomenclature of blackleg resistance genes

Objective: The objectives of this research are to expand the current B. napus host differential lines, generate a common set of L. maculans differential isolates, genotype the R gene(s) of current blackleg resistant B. napus collections , and to create a common B. napus-Leptosphaeria database of genetics and genomics data as well as protocols.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Hossein Borhan, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola

 

2019.28 - From field to the genome. Application of 3rd generation sequencing to direct genotyping of canola pathogens

Objective: The objectives of this research are to expand the existing genome sequence database of P. brassicae by sequencing recently discovered Canadian clubroot pathotypes, to apply and compare direct sequencing and targeted sequencing as diagnostic and genotyping methods, and to compare laboratory detection methods with direct in-field detection methods.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Hossein Borhan, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola

 

2019.34 - Verticillium Stripe Management

Objective: The objectives of this research are to: determine if there is yield loss and if so the extent of yield losses from Verticillium stripe, determine the effects of growth stage and inoculation techniques on infection and evaluate canola cultivars against Verticillium stripe.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sheau-Fang Hwang, University of Alberta

Funding Partners: SaskCanola