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Carrot disease workshop being held in Alberta


October 5, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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October 4, 2010 Red Deer,
AB – Sclerotinia rot, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, can cause
yield losses in the field and in storage.

October 4, 2010 Red Deer,
AB – Sclerotinia rot, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, can cause
yield losses in the field and in storage.

A workshop being held
November 16 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Red Deer County Centre will describe
the conditions which lead to disease development and suggest methods to reduce
disease severity. In particular, Dr. Rick Peters of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada (AAFC)
in Charlottetown, P.E.I., will be on hand to discuss the
development of the canopy trimmer, which provides a convenient,
environment-friendly approach to disease control that is rapidly becoming an
industry standard around the world for control of this important disease of
carrots. In addition, new post-harvest disease management options will be
discussed.

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All interested carrot
growers are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend
this workshop. Please R.S.V.P. to Ag-Info
Centre Registration Desk
(1-800-387-6030) by November 12, 2010.