Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Annual Sclerotinia Incidence Map: Saskatchewan Canola Disease Survey

A total of 261 canola (Brassica napus) fields were surveyed in the major canola production regions of Saskatchewan in 2020. The survey covered the northwest (85 fields), northeast (34 fields), west-central (34 fields), east-central (44 fields), southwest (35 fields), and southeast (29 fields) areas of the province. Due to random field selection, not every rural municipality (RM) was surveyed in each region, while multiple fields were surveyed in other RMs.

Disease assessments were made in each field by collecting 20 plants from five different sites, each at least 20 meters from the edge of the field. Sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) was observed in 80 per cent of the crops surveyed. Average incidence across all crops surveyed in the province was 17 per cent (21 per cent incidence in infected crops). The overall mean incidence for the province was higher than in 2019 (13 per cent) and 2018 (six per cent). Ultimately, the weather (especially moisture) will determine the disease risk for next season.

2020 Sclerotinia Incidence Map

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