Choose seed that is good quality and disease-free. Best practice is to use seed treatments to manage seed and soil-borne diseases to protect against early infection by Aphanomyces, Fusarium, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia
Pulse Root Rot Network
Developed by the Root Rot Task Force with members from Alberta Pulse Growers, Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
The need for a Pulse Root Rot Network (PRRN) was identified in 2021, when Canada’s pulse grower associations developed a National Pulse Research Strategy to identify research priorities and coordinate pulse research across Canada. In this strategy, controlling root rots in pea and lentil, in particular Aphanomyces and Fusarium spp., were identified as a top priority. The PRRN was launched in 2022 by the western Canadian pulse crop commissions (SPG, APG, MPSG) to catalyse a collaborative approach to root rot research and management focused on agronomy, breeding, and pathology in peas and lentils.
Mission: Eradicate the risk of root rots in pulses
Root rot complex causes significant yield impacts and limits production areas for peas and lentils. Aphanomyces eutiches, Fusarium sp., and other fungal pathogens, dominate the root rot complex. Profitable and sustainable pea and lentil production require us to eliminate this risk. The Root Rot Task Force has developed a strategic action plan to address the challenges pulse growers face due to root rot complex. Our mission is to eradicate the risk of root rots through a coordinated, collaborative effort across the pulse industry.