Pest Surveillance Initiative

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.

Visit the PSI Website.

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.

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.