Presented by Dr. Dilantha Fernando, University of Manitoba
With major impacts on crops across the Prairies, Fusarium and blackleg are two of the most problematic diseases facing Western Canadian producers. In the first part of his presentation, Dr. Dilantha Fernando will discuss new facets of Fusarium, including DON3G, the rapid increase of 3A-DON, and Nivalenol, a toxin more potent than DON.
When it comes to blackleg in canola, isolate profiles are changing rapidly across the globe. To stop this rapid increase of the virulent isolates, we need to understand how breakdown of resistance and emergence of virulent isolates occur. In the second half of his presentation, Dr. Fernando will present some novel methods of identifying resistance in canola, explore key pathogenicity genes in blackleg, and explain how cloning key resistance genes and avirulence genes offers a rapid method of identification for breeders and the seed industry.
Sponsored by Brett Young