Diseases can cause severe losses for producers without the proper prevention and treatment. The following pages will guide you through how to detect and address some of the common crop diseases in Saskatchewan.
Aster yellows disease is common in Saskatchewan, but usually at very low incidence levels. Learn about Aster Yellows disease management.
Biosecurity for Preventing the Introduction of Crop Pests
Biosecurity is a series of management practices designed to prevent, minimize or control the introduction and spread of plant pests, including diseases, weeds and insects.
Blackleg of Canola
Learn about the signs and symptoms of blackleg of canola and what measures can be taken to combat and prevent this disease, such as seed treatment and crop rotation.
Blackpoint, Leaf Spotting and Smudge of Wheat
Leaf spotting can infect growing wheat plants at any time during development. Learn how to manage this disease.
Blight Disease of Coriander and Caraway
Learn more about this disease that mainly kills the flowers of coriander and caraway.
Clubroot of Canola
Clubroot is a soil-borne disease caused by the pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae.
Crown Rust of Oat
Especially prevalent in the southeast region, crown rust affect cultivated and wild oats, as well as other wild grasses.
Ergot of Cereals and Grasses
Ergot affects plants with open-pollination. Find information on how to prevent and manage this disease.
Fusarium Head Blight
Durum wheat, spring wheat and barley are most affected by this blight in Saskatchewan. Learn how to protect your crops against this disease.
Late Blight in Potato and Tomato Gardens
Discover how to reduce late blight with techniques such as planting disease-free stock and diligently monitoring for symptoms.
Lentil Diseases – Identification and Management
Discover how to best protect your lentil crops against diseases that can harm your yield from fungicides, crop rotation and further disease management.
Plant Disease Scouting
Scouting for plant diseases is one of the most important practices you can adopt to help combat diseases on your farm. Learn how to identify disease symptoms and much more.
Principles and Practices of Crop Rotation
Crop rotation affects and is affected by water and nutrient use, disease, weeds and seeding systems. Learn about crop rotation principles and practices.
Initial symptoms appear as soft, water-soaked, white to grey lesions on leaves and stems. Discover how to fend off yield loss.
Sclerotinia Incidence Map: Annual Saskatchewan Canola Disease Survey
A total of 261 canola fields were surveyed in the major canola production regions of Saskatchewan in 2020. Disease assessments were made in each field, assessing incidence of sclerotinia white mould.
Seed Quality and Seed-Borne Diseases of Cereal Crops
Learn about the importance of seed quality and how seed-borne diseases affect cereal crops across the province.
Seed Quality and Guidelines for Seed-Borne Diseases of Pulse Crops
Pulse production depends on good seed quality. Find out which diseases to protect against when growing pulse crops.