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Getting to the (Club)Root of the Problem: ICW2018

By Laura Wiens
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Laura at Clubroot
Photo Credit: Jay Whetter, Communications Manager, Canola Council of Canada

In my role as editor at Suckerpunch, I’ve developed a strong interest in Canadian agriculture and I’ve had many great opportunities to learn more about it. One of my favourites so far was last week, when I went to Edmonton to join researchers and industry members at the International Clubroot Workshop (ICW18).

As I settled in for presentations on Wednesday morning, I quickly learned that Canada is far from alone in the fight against this disease of canola and other brassica crops. Leading experts from China, Germany, Poland and the UK presented their research, and shared how clubroot has impacted their country’s growers, historically and up in present day.

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