Information and control plans and resources for a range of crop diseases.
Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes
Late blight is one of the most serious diseases of potatoes and tomatoes worldwide, resulting in significant yield and quality losses annually. In general, in Alberta, Late blight occurs infrequently but can have devastating impacts in the years when it reaches epidemic levels.
- Information Alert - Late Blight (PDF)
- AgriNews - Late Blight (PDF)
- Alberta Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a serious fungal disease of cereal crops that affects kernel development. The main cause of FHB is the fungus Fusarium Graminearum, which results in significant losses in grain yield and grain quality, and triggers the production of mycotoxins.
- Best Management Practices Document (PDF)
- Alberta Fusarium Graminearum Management Plan
- Alberta IMCIN - Irrigation Management Climate Information Network
- Identify Fusarium
Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease of canola, mustard and other crops in the cabbage family. Cole crop vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, radish, rutabaga and turnip, are susceptible to clubroot, as are many cruciferous weeds, for example, wild mustard, stinkweed and shepherd's purse.