Categories: Canola; Diseases

ECODA project number: B.3

Principal investigator: Balakrishnan Prithiviraj

Executive Summary

In this project over one hundred canola genotypes were screened for stem rot resistance. However, the screening was not fruitful due to low incidence of stem rot at experimental sites. Similar issue prevailed in the field sites in which seven fungicides were screened for their efficacy against stem rot disease in Eastern Canada.

Testing marine bioproducts for the management of stem rot disease yielded two potential candidates: Ascophyllum nodosum extract (=seaweed extract) and λ-carrageenan. Both the products reduced the incidence and severity of the disease. Further field evaluation of these products is recommended.

Access the research project’s final report.


Integrated management of stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) of canola in Eastern Canada including ON, QC, NB, NS and PEI