Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) is a project of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and Manitoba Agriculture, with funding from the Growing Forward 2-Growing Actions program. A grower lead effort, the first project of the Initiative focuses on technologies for the detection of low concentrations of clubroot in Manitoba.
Watch the video below for a tour of the PSI Lab facility and some of the things they can do.
What does the PSI Lab do?
This project features:
Soil testing using more sensitive qPCR analysis suitable to detecting the presence and amount of clubroot and glyphosate resistant kochia (GR kochia)that may be present in your soil.
A pest map that outlines the rural municipalities that I have been identified as having positive test results for Clubroot and GR Kochia.
The Biosecurity Calculator reflects content found in the Producer Guide to the National Voluntary Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard for the Grains and Oilseeds Industry. It is a series of 21 questions in 6 categories and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.