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Farmers Should Be On Lookout For Clubroot, Soybean Cyst Nematode In 2020

There are a couple of crop disease issues that farmers should be on the lookout for this year.
David Kaminski is a Field Crop Pathologist with Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development.
"Based on what happened last year, I don't think that we have any real clear indications of things that are going to be an immediate risk for the coming season," he said. "There are a couple of emerging pests that we really need to be on the lookout for, those being clubroot in canola and now soybean cyst nematode in soybeans."
Kaminski says it's important to scout regularly throughout the growing season.
He notes they're hoping to expand surveying efforts to include emerging crops such as field peas and Manitoba standards such as sunflowers.
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