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Improved integrated disease management for oats (Avena sativa L.) in Saskatchewan

Posted on 27.07.2018 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Jessica Pratchler
Institution: Northeast Agriculture Research Foundation
Total WGRF Funding: $92,294
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission
Start Date: 2017
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

Study interactions between variety resistance and fungicide application (product and timing) to control foliar disease. Measure effect of higher plant population on reducing tillering, thus reducing the variability in growth stage across a field, and allowing a better assessment of optimal timing for fungicide. Examine how integrated disease management strategies vary between locations within the primary milling oat production area.