Canola growers from across the region met in Langdon, North Dakota to learn about the latest hot button issues in canola production. Northern Canola Growers Association President Pat Murphy says club root research continues to be a priority. “The genetics are coming around, but we need a combination of everything: genetics, rotation and varieties to mix things up.” NDSU Extension plant pathologist Venkat Chapara says the take home message for managing club root is not to rely on just one method of control. “I encourage growers to go for longer rotations, at least two years, and grow a resistant variety. Farmers should also sanitize their equipment. That’s very good to keep this disease in check.”
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