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After being the first to deliver clubroot resistance to growers, Corteva Agriscience continues to provide new genetic tools for management of clubroot in canola. With each consecutive release of new CR packages, new gene(s) and gene combinations provide protection against predominant pathotypes in Western Canada while simultaneously offering resistance gene rotation options. The latest CR packages released, CR4 and CR5, offer clubroot resistance gene stacks in various herbicide segments. CR4 delivers a new resistance gene in an effective clubroot stack in multiple herbicide segments. CR5 delivers new genes within a clubroot triple stack of a Clearfield herbicide tolerant hybrid. These options provide excellent yield, great agronomics and robust management resistance genetics of clubroot on farm while promoting CR genetics stewardship.
By Dan Stanton, Corteva Agriscience Research Scientist
I have always admired small farming communities for their ability to pull together to solve a problem using a unique blend of hard work, cooperation and “can do” attitude.
As clubroot has spread across the Prairies in the past few years, I believe it has become one of those problems that we will all need to work together to manage and correct.
Your level of familiarity with clubroot likely depends on where in Western Canada you live. While it has been on the radar of farmers in Alberta for over a decade, many growers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan have only recently become aware of this serious soil-borne disease that has infested thousands of fields across our canola-growing regions.