Analysis and monitoring of leptosphaeria maculans race dynamics in western Canada for effective blackleg resistance management strategies

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Gary Peng
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $81,200
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies Inc., Manitoba Canola Growers Association
Start Date: 2013
Project Length: 4 Years

To provide industry an up-to-date Leptosphaeria maculans race profile across the prairies. To monitor and analyze the blackleg pathogen population and provide critical insights into pathogen race dynamics to guide cultivar selection and rotation. To detect new races of Leptosphaeria maculans that are capable of overcoming a specific set of resistance genes