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TIMELY DETECTION OF BLACKLEG OF CANOLA IS KEY TO MANAGING THIS DISEASE WITH FUNGICIDES


May 26, 2017 -

The Blackleg fungus is capable of causing yield loss in canola, so an early season fungicide application might be considered for fields at high risk for the disease. High risk scenarios include a short crop rotation, planting the same hybrid multiple times (even if resistant), a history of disease in the field and frequent rains after emergence. Importantly, multiple PG’s (think races) of the pathogen exist, some of which can overcome the genetic resistance in hybrids. Consequently, monitoring even resistant hybrids for disease is important.

The fungus that causes blackleg can survive on canola residues for two to three years and is capable of releasing spores during that period. These spores can be transported by air from neighboring fields or by water splash within the same field. While canola plants are susceptible to blackleg at any stage of their development, usually infections that take place when canola plants have less than four leaves result in economic yield losses. Lesions on cotyledons of susceptible hybrids resemble scalding of tissues with gray to bleached areas (Figure 1A), and under favorable weather conditions, could have pycnidia in them. Pycnidia have the appearance of tiny black dots in the lesions (Figure 1B). Sometimes infected cotyledons may turn yellow faster than normal (Figure 1C), in part due to the action of toxins produced by the pathogen. Blackleg resistant hybrids on the other hand, could create a ring of darkened tissues around the point of infection (Figure 1D) which limits the development of the pathogen and prevents it from reaching the stem tissues.

The protection offered by most seed treatments usually wears off approximately two weeks after emergence of the seedlings. After that, seedlings will be infected if inoculum is available and weather conditions are favorable.

Growers should scout their fields for symptoms of infection starting on the second week after planting and continuing until the plants have passed the four-leaf stage. If blackleg symptoms are present in 20% or more of the seedlings, consider a fungicide application. Growers should keep in mind that most fungicides registered to manage blackleg are more effective when applied at the two to four leaf stage. Fungicide applications made later will not control the pathogen effectively.

A list of fungicides registered for use in canola against blackleg can be found in the 2017 North Dakota Field Crop Plant Disease Management Guide (aka Fungicide Guide or publication PP-622). Remember to read and follow the label if making a fungicide application.

Sam Markell

Extension Plant Pathologist, Broad-leaf Crops

Luis del Rio Mendoza

Canola Pathologist


NCGA’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament


May 25, 2017 -

Register now for the Northern Canola Growers Association Golf Tournament to be held July 20th, 2017 at the Langdon Country Club. Registration for the 4-man best ball tournament is $50/player or $200/team. You may register individually and be placed on a team or register a complete team. Registration fee includes 9 holes of golf, a golf cart, refreshments, and supper at the club house. Prizes will be awarded. Registration for the Langdon tournament is limited to the first 132 players, so register early! This tournament is made possible by the support of our industry sponsors.

If you would like to register for this year’s tournament please fill out the registration form and return along with payment to:

Northern Canola Growers Association
125 Slate Drive Suite #4
Bismarck, ND 58503

Or if you would like to pay online visit: https://squareup.com/store/NCGA

If you have any questions call us at #701-223-4124.

 


Record Canola Acres Expected


March 31, 2017 -

The USDA released its annual Prospective Plantings Report today and producers intend to plant a record high 1.93 million acres to canola in 2017, up 12 percent from 2016. Compared with last year, planted area is expected to increase in all major States, with Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, and Oregon all increasing by more than 70 percent from last year. Planted area in North Dakota, the leading canola-producing State, is estimated at 1.50 million acres, up 3 percent from last year. If realized, planted area in Kansas, Montana, and North Dakota will be record highs.


One-Day Canola Trading & Risk Management Course Friday, March 17th, 2017


March 2, 2017 -

Sign up today for a One-Day Canola Trading & Risk Management Course Friday, March 17th, 2017.

This will be held at the NDSU Commodity Trading Room at the downtown campus in Barry Hall.

  • Registration is required.
  • Lunch is provided at no charge.
  • Seating is limited and the seminar will fill up fast. 
  • Register before March 10th to reserve your seat.
  • NCGA Members will receive a free hotel room for Thursday night, March 16th.


Mission Statement

CanolaPlantThe mission of the Northern Canola Growers Association is to promote and encourage the establishment and maintenance of conditions favorable to the production, marketing, processing, research, and use of canola. To promote efficient production through farmer education, public and private research, labeling and registration of crop protection products; to promote uniform seed and product standards; and to work to develop and implement agriculture policies that will enhance development of the industry.