Sclerotinia White Mold Research

Sclerotinia is an endemic disease in U.S. canola growing regions. From basal infection by soil mycelium (see picture below) to mid and upper canopy ascospore infection, this disease can lead to significant losses of yield and quality in canola. Rotations and crop husbandry practices are critical tools in managing this disease and cover crops containing brassicas or other susceptible broadleaf species should be avoided in non-canola years. Caldbeck Consulting continues to identify and conduct research on novel chemical and cultural control options to manage this vascular disease. Please contact us for more details.