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November 6, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Quickly predicting sclerotinia is closer to reality
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Quickly predicting sclerotinia is closer to reality

University of Alberta PhD candidate, Barbara Ziesman, is currently developing a DNA-based canola petal test that will reliably identify sclerotinia inoculum on canola flower petals in as little as six hours. Unlike the current sclerotinia culture test, which takes four to five days to identify sclerotinia’s presence in a crop, the DNA-based test will provide results quickly enough that a producer has time to control an infected crop with fungicide. >> Learn More…

Created November 10, 2014 | Category: Agronomy

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