Members: Get Tested For Free
Manitoba Canola Growers own and operate Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) Lab, a molecular detection 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.
STEP 1: Collect plants from your field following the appropriate sampling guidelines for each test found on the PSI Website.
STEP 2: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) is a project of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and Manitoba Agriculture. A grower led effort. Testing available includes:
- Detection of low concentrations of clubroot
- Specific gene identification in Blackleg
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.