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Pest Profile: Sclerotinia Stem Rot

Sclerotinia stem rot, a.k.a white mould, is a notorious yield-grabber, especially for canola crops. The disease overwinters in soil and on crop...

Pest Profile: Lamb’s Quarters

Lamb’s Quarters are annual broadleaf weeds commonly found throughout Canada and the U.S. Often one of the first to emerge in the spring, this...

Pest Profile: Wild Oats

One of the leading weed pests in Western Canada, wild oats are grassy annual weeds prone to the development of herbicide resistance. Their seeds...

Pest Profile: Blackleg

Blackleg is a serious disease known to cause up to 50% yield loss in canola fields. It can infect plants from the seedling stage onward, causing...

Pest Profile: Wild Buckwheat

Tips on identifying and controlling wild buckwheat, an annual broadleaf weed pest that is highly crop competitive and resistant to Group 2...

Pest Profile: Stinkweed

Stinkweed, formally known as Thlaspi arvense, is a winter annual weed that’s prolific, poisonous and difficult to control. Also called Frenchweed...

Pest Profile: Shepherd’s Purse

​​​​​​​Also known as capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd’s purse is a winter annual found throughout most areas of Eastern Canada. A member of the...