Research Objective

Project Description

To establish a Prairie Crop Disease Monitoring Network that integrates existing disease monitoring and surveillance and reporting activities into an overall monitoring initiative for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; to develop protocols for scientific-based cereal disease surveys, and protocols for producer or consultant scouting-focused protocols for cereal diseases; to develop weekly or biweekly forecasts of potential movement of cereal rust spores from the USA into the prairie region; to facilitate the development of GIS mapping capacity for disease surveillance results; to assist non-cluster collaborators with training and resources to ensure sufficient expertise and capacity exist for adequate annual surveillance activities by a range of stakeholders.


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