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Tip #3:
Manage Disease Pressures

An integrated disease management plan is not only important to maintain the yield and profitability of your crops, but also helps ensure Canada’s canola, cereals and pulses meet the phytosanitary requirements of our export markets. Diseases like blackleg in canola and fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereals may also create a market risk.

Protect your investment by following these disease management tips for all crops:

  • Grow disease resistant varieties when available.
  • Consider applying an appropriately timed fungicide when there is an elevated risk of disease.
  • Plan crop rotations to manage disease.
  • Plant clean seed and consider a seed treatment under high-risk conditions to improve plant stand and crop competitiveness.
  • Control volunteer plants, weeds and other susceptible hosts of the disease.
  • Use an integrated pest management approach.

Additional Resources

Managing Blackleg in Canola

Blackleg in canola can cause yield and quality losses, impact profitability and may create a market risk.

Managing Fusarium in Cereals

Fusarium head blight (FHB) reduces yields, decreases grain quality and may limit crop marketing opportunities.

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