Clubroot Information Session

Lac Ste. Anne County presents a FREE Clubroot Information Session!

Clubroot is a soil-borne pathogen of cruciferous plants. It was first discovered in Alberta in 2007, and has been spreading like a wildfire since. Given that our last two summers have been very wet, the number of confirmed cases across the county has spiked significantly; over the last six years, 30% of our cases were confirmed in 2017 alone.

Unlike werewolves, clubroot is not a myth and there is no silver bullet that will fix a clubroot problem. We are hosting this information session on November 21, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, at the Lac Ste. Anne County Office (56521 Rge Rd 65, east of Sangudo) Council Chambers, to provide producers with information on how to prevent, and manage clubroot issues; a detailed walkthrough of the pathogen’s lifecycle; and provincial and county policy towards clubroot.

We have three great speakers coming in, Dr. Stephen Strelkov. PhD., from the University of Alberta; Dan Orchard, with the Canola Council of Canada; and Dr. Michael Harding, PhD., with the Crop Diversification Centre South. These are professionals in the industry, all of whom have been studying this disease for years. If you want to know everything you can about clubroot, these men are the ones to speak with.

Although clubroot is a disease that is spoken of almost exclusively in conjunction with canola, this pathogen will negatively impact any cruciferous plant – including vegetables like kale and cabbage! This link can tell you more about how to protect your gardens, and recognize the signs that you may have clubroot.

Anyone who wants to learn more about the pathogen that causes clubroot, and its effects, feel free to attend this free information session. Please register by calling 780-785- 3411, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 17, 2017.

Community Events at a Glance

  • 28 Nov
    Sangudo Parent & Tots 28 Nov 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Join us with your kids to socialize, do crafts, and play! A light snack will be provided. Indoor shoes are recommended. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-register.

  • 29 Nov
    Stay & Play 29 Nov 2017 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Drop by with your kids aged newborn to 5 years and enjoy a coffee, meet other parents, and check out the resources while your kids play and do crafts. A light snack will be provided. Indoor shoes are recommended. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-regi

  • 29 Nov
    Stay & Play 29 Nov 2017 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Drop by with your kids aged newborn to 5 years and enjoy a coffee, meet other parents, and check out the resources while your kids play and do crafts. A light snack will be provided. Indoor shoes are recommended. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-regi

  • 28 Nov - 29 Nov
  • 30 Nov - 30 Nov

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359