Continue monitoring Leptosphaeria maculans populations following the introduction of resistance genes Rlm2, Rlm4 and Rlm7 for effective resistance deployment on the Canadian Prairies

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Gary Peng
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $187,500
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 5 Years

To continue the monitoring of L. maculans (pathogen causing blackleg) population on the prairies following the introduction of the new R genes Rlm2, Rlm4 and Rlm7 to provide canola industry with up-to date information on pathogen race structure and changes (Avr profile) and to improve the tool for Avr profiling to assess the impact of improved control of blackleg on reducing seed contamination by the pathogen inoculum (benefit to export).