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.