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Pest Profile: Septoria Leaf Spot

​​​​​​​Septoria leaf spot is a common leaf disease causing premature defoliation. Though it overwinters on infected leaves and twigs, wind and...

Pest Profile: Kochia

Kochia is a large weed that emerges early in the season, grows quickly, and can tolerate drought, heat and salinity. It can easily take over areas...

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: Stork’s Bill

Stork’s bill is a winter annual weed that was introduced from Europe in the 1700s, and can now be found throughout Canada. This member of the...

Pest Profile: Verticillium Stripe

Verticillium Stripe, or Verticillium longisporum, was first found in canola in 2014 and affects crops across the prairies but has been most...

Pest Profile: Crown Rust

Also known as leaf rust, crown rust can infect cultivated oat, wild oat and a few wild grasses, but won’t infect cereals like wheat, barley or rye...