Pest Surveillance Initiative

Members: Get Tested for Free

Manitoba Canola Growers own and operate Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) Lab, an applied research laboratory that is focused on bringing research discoveries into practice in a way that directly benefits farmers. PSI works to identify, quantify and track pests in field crops so farmers can take appropriate management action to minimize yield loss and pest spread across farms.

Manitoba Canola Growers qualify for free testing for Canola specific tests through the #GetTested Program including: Clubroot, Blackleg presence and Race identification and Verticillium Stripe. Additional testing offered at a fee include glyphosate resistance Kochia and Amarnath species identification.

Get tested!

STEP 1: Collect plants from your field following the appropriate sampling guidelines for each test found on the PSI Website.

STEP 2: Email with your name, farm name and mailing address to claim your code for your free tests.

STEP 3: Visit PSI lab website, select blackleg, clubroot and enter in your code and email.

STEP 4: Select MCGA Member and apply code and enter your email address.

NOTE:  If you are submitting on behalf of a farmer it is mandatory to include the farmers e-mail address.  There will also be the option to include your own email as well so both you and the farmer receive the results directly.

STEP 5: Check the three consent boxes at the bottom of the page.

STEP 6: Click ‘Make Payment’

 You will receive an email explaining detailed shipping instructions. Package up your plant material into a padded envelope or small box to protect plant material and ship to address shared.

Test results will be emailed to you.

Agronomists are welcome to submit tests on a farmer’s behalf.

Download a printable guide on how to sample and redeem your free test here

Blackleg Sampling Guidelines 

Clubroot Sampling Guidelines

Funded in part by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


PSI is a grower led project of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association. Free testing available to MCGA members includes:

  • Detection of low concentrations of clubroot
  • Specific gene identification in Blackleg
  • Verticillium Stripe Identification

Visit the PSI Website for more information

Watch the video below for a tour of the PSI Lab facility and some of the things they can do.



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