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MAFRI advise best practices ahead of seeding season

By Jordan Maxwell, Portage Daily Graphic

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Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives is advising farmers to follow disease-prevention practices and proper management guidelines as they begin seeding canola crops.

Sufficient equipment sanitization including the removal of soil from field equipment is the most important face for prevent the spread of disease in the soil, according to MAFRI.

The Manitoba Canola Disease Survey collected over 210 soil samples from across the province and this is the first time that clubroot DNA has been detected in Manitoba soil.

The disease causes premature crop ripening prompting economic losses thus MAFRI is urging these necessary steps because some of these issues can last for up to 20 years.

If you have any questions about the proper procedures or want additional information, call MAFRI's Crop Knowledge Centre at 204-745-5630

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