Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Canola: Not the Only Clubroot Host

By Kaeley Kindrachuk, AAg., Crops Extension Specialist, Outlook

September 2018

When thinking about proactively managing clubroot, crop rotation is the most effective tool available. Having at least a three-year rotation between susceptible crops will help decrease the clubroot spore levels in that field. Susceptible crops also include mustard and camelina as well as some vegetable crops. Along with crop rotation, it is also important to remember that weed control is necessary as clubroot is caused by the pathogen, Plasmodiophora brassicae, and can also infect cruciferous weeds. Below is a list of some of the common susceptible weeds found in Saskatchewan as well as the main vegetable crops.


Vegetable Crops

  • Volunteer Canola
  • Shepherd’s Purse
  • Flixweed
  • Stinkweed
  • Mustard: volunteer, wild, ball, dog
  • Common Pepper-Grass
  • Wood Whitlow-Grass
  • Wild Radish

  • Arugula
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip

Cnotrolling weeds and volunteer crops
Controlling weeds and volunteer crops is important to minimize the
risk and spread of disease in your field.

If left uncontrolled, clubroot spore levels can continue to increase in the plant cells of susceptible crops and weeds. It is important to know what weeds are present in the field as well as their location and severity so they can be monitored each year. Producers and agronomists are encouraged to pull plants and look at the roots of susceptible plants while scouting their fields; this is important even in years when canola or mustard is not planted.

For more information, contact your nearest Crops Extension Specialist.

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve