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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: Brome Grasses

Downy and Japanese brome are winter annual grasses that can be found across Canada. Downy brome is originally from the Mediterranean and...

Pest Profile: Stinkweed

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

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: 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...