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Blackleg is a disease of canola and other Brassica species caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, also commonly called Phoma lingum. It can be a serious disease of canola and can cause significant yield losses in susceptible varieties.
Sclerotinia Stem Rot or White Mold of Canola (Oilseed Series)
Sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), also known as white mold, can be a very destructive disease of canola. In the canola-producing areas of Canada’s prairie provinces, as well as the midwestern and southern United States, Sclerotinia can be a major issue. Although the occurrence of Sclerotinia in the Pacific Northwest is minimal, it can cause extensive damage in infected fields.