SARM has been following the issue of clubroot as it develops in our province and the following information is intended to assist Rural Municipalities (RM) in the management of this disease.
Clubroot is a serious disease of cruciferous plants such as canola that can cause devastating yield losses. It is a soil borne disease that is easily transferred via contaminated soil residing on equipment, seed, etc. and there are limited options for controlling this disease. Clubroot was confirmed in Saskatchewan in October 2011 to be present in two different locations in north central Saskatchewan.
In 2009, a resolution regarding clubroot was passed at the SARM Midterm Convention asking that SARM lobby the province to have clubroot named a pest under The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan and to have government develop a provincial clubroot management plan with best practices for the prevention and management of clubroot.
Since that resolution SARM is now a member of the Saskatchewan Clubroot Initiative (SCI) and as such is working with Saskatchewan Agriculture, SaskCanola, and other concerned stakeholders to try and provide helpful resources to municipalities and the general public about the disease, its implications and management. Because of the long lasting economic implications and limited control options for clubroot, it was declared a pest under The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan in 2009 and the SCI developed a best practices document entitled The Saskatchewan Clubroot Management Plan.
These and other resource documents are available below.
Introduction Document – Tools to Help Manage and Prevent Clubroot In Your RM (PDF)
- The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan (PDF)
- Link to the recent version of the Saskatchewan Clubroot Management Plan (PDF)
- Clubroot Management and Scouting Tips (PDF)
- Sample Clubroot Bylaw
- Sample Clubroot Policy
- Sample Letter to Ratepayers (PDF)
- Clubroot Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Clubroot Poster (PDF)
- Link to more information regarding clubroot (website)
As SARM develops more guides and manuals, they will be posted here.