September 23, 2020 marked the completion of the County's annual clubroot inspection. During this survey, the Agricultural Services team inspects all canola fields for visible symptoms of clubroot on canola plants, as per Policy 02-010-003 – Control of Clubroot Disease.
Thank you to all producers who participated in the annual inspections! Lac Ste. Anne County is endlessly impressed with our producers’ ability to prevent the spread of this soil-borne crop disease. More information regarding this disease can be found in the Clubroot Management Section of the Government of Alberta's website.
At this time, anyone with a confirmed field should have been contacted by the County, or by the property landowner. If you wish to confirm whether your field was found positive, please click below to view the 2020 clubroot map or contact Agricultural Services directly.
Over the last ten years, the County has seen a relatively distinct high-low cycle of confirmed clubroot within the Lac Ste. Anne region, as shown on the graph below.
Ag Services has sent a sample from each confirmed field to be tested at the University of Alberta to understand what pathotypes are present in our County. However, this testing takes several months over the winter, as the U of A must identify the type of canola, grow it in lab, and perform a resistance test by inoculating the plants with several pathotypes. This means that the information may not be available until spring; we understand that may not help producers with crop choices. However, we will make the information public as soon as we have the information. We can also contact producers directly by request.