Clubroot and Equipment
Res #: 6-18A
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
WHEREAS agriculture is the stable economic driver of the province;
WHEREAS canola is one of the primary crops of Saskatchewan;
WHEREAS clubroot is a real threat to canola and the agriculture economy;
WHEREAS clubroot is a soil borne disease and can thus be spread by machinery;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to make it mandatory for the origin of all used equipment sold in Saskatchewan to be stated.
Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
September 26, 2022
Education and awareness of clubroot continue to be a priority to help growers and industry members prevent the further spread of the disease into and within Saskatchewan. The Ministry of Agriculture promotes biosecurity procedures and provide other helpful resources through different materials (available online), including disinfectant products and presentations to producers and the industry. Also, the Ministry of Agriculture is developing the Saskatchewan biosecurity guidelines that will guide industry to develop their own biosecurity protocols based on their activities on agricultural land.
The Honourable David Marit – Minster of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture