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Carrot disease workshop being held in Alberta


October 5, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Carrot disease workshop being held in Alberta
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.

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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.

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.