Blackleg is one of the most serious threats to Western Canadian farmers’ canola crops. The pest’s prevalence continues and has been growing through a combination of good conditions and tight cropping rotations. Agronomy specialist Justine Cornelsen of the Canola Council of Canada addresses the issues related to rotation and informs producers about genetics options available that will aid in reducing the effects of the disease. Look for more ways to keep blackleg at bay in future editions of AGgronomy TV.
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Grainews is written for farmers and often by farmers. It is about putting theory into practice on the farm. Each issue also features Cattleman’s Corner for cow-calf producers and farmers with mixed cattle and grain operations.