The province’s plant disease specialist has some recommendations for farmers to avoid the spread of a costly disease in canola.
Barb Ziesman says clubroot is spread in the soil so farmers should avoid transferring dirt from one field to another.
As well, she says farmers should plant canola only once every three years in the same field.
She adds producers should consider using only clubroot resistant varieties.
Ziesman says 37 fields are contaminated in Saskatchewan with clubroot and a new survey will be released early in the new year.
She is worried about the spread of the disease, which can cut canola production 50 percent or more.
In Alberta, where the disease is prevalent, she says susceptible canola varieties can sustain complete crop failure from clubroot.