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Clubroot inoculum management for sustainable canola production

Lead Researcher Stephen Strelkov
Co-Researcher(s) Sheau-Fang Hwang
Start Date March 2019
End Date February 2022
Funding Partners Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Resistance breakdown through the appearance of novel clubroot pathotypes is undermining the usefulness of resistant cultivars as a clubroot management tool.

The Project

Determine the spore population levels that are safe for the use of clubroot-resistant cultivars and develop a knowledge-based resistance deployment strategy.

The Result

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefit

This project investigates methods of inoculum mitigation to prevent clubroot establish and develop sustainable, realistic strategies for canola farmers affected by clubroot in Canada.


Keywords: Clubroot, Genetics, Clubroot resistance, CR, Plasmodiophora brassicae, P. brassicae, Pathotypes, Gene pyramiding, Resistance breakdown

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