The use of clubroot resistant canola varieties continues to grow. According to BASF agronomist Jordan Varberg, farmers are finally starting to adapt to clubroot hybrids. “The soils have been loaded up so much with susceptible lines, we’re finding the disease in more and more northern counties,” says Varberg. For soils with clubroot, Varberg recommends farmers implement the technology or lengthen their rotations. “Even in areas were the disease isn’t present, planting a clubroot hybrid isn’t a bad idea.” There is a new early maturing InVigor Canola hybrid available, L234P, with clubroot traits and pod shatter technology. Red River Farm Network’s coverage of the Canola Symposium in Roseau, Minnesota is sponsored by InVigor Canola – Grow Smart with BASF.
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