Scouting your fields can provide you with valuable information that can be used to make informed disease management decisions. Scouting during the growing season to determine whether or not a fungicide application is required is common practice for many crops and diseases include cereal leaf diseases and anthracnose in lentils. Late season scouting is not as common but can be equally as important. Scouting at the end of the growing season will allow you to determine if your management strategies were effective and will help you plan your rotations and disease management strategies for upcoming years. The following video talks about how to scout for diseases with a focus on late season disease scouting in canola.
In the following video, provincial plant disease specialist Barb Ziesman explains how to scout for diseases with a focus on late season disease scouting in canola.