Articles for May 2014

Clubroot of Canola Found in North Dakota

The disease is caused by the soil-borne pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae.  Like many other soil-borne pathogens, it moves on anything that moves soil; including equipment and wind.

Consequently, the pathogen is likely to spread to new fields this year.  Additionally, the pathogen could already be in other areas of the state but not yet detected.  This disease is something canola growers will want to be aware of in 2014.

We will be providing more information in the Crop and Pest Report about clubroot later in the season.  For more information right now, the NDSU Extension publication Clubroot of Canola Alert (PP1700) is available.
Sam Markell

Extension Plant Pathologist, Broad-leaf Crops

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

Ron Beneda

Cavalier County Extension Agent