Projects

View the Current Projects Infographic to see what has been going on at the PSI lab.

Clubroot

With funding from Growing Forward 2, through the Growing Actions program, the Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) mapped the incidence of the clubroot pathogen within Manitoba on a township-range basis. PSI collected and tested samples from all township-ranges in Manitoba to establish broad-spectrum information and maps on incidence of clubroot.

Clubroot Project Details


Glyphosate Resistant (GR) Kochia

A single glyphosate resistant (GR) kochia plant can produce ~14,000 seeds. While seed longevity is poor, seeds can spread by wind, water and equipment. Rapid identification of resistant plants is key to containing and slowing the spread of GR kochia bio-types into new fields.

GR Kochia Project Details

 

Blackleg Race ID

Knowing the race of Blackleg present in your environment can aid seed selection and and minimize the risk of yield loss.  PSI uses a highly sensitive DNA based test to identify Blackleg and the race(s) present in a stubble.  Details on submitting samples will be available shortly.