The Western Producer 11 Jun, 2021 00:45 am

Fungicide-resistance found in lentils

Fungicide-resistance found in lentils
A couple of years ago, a Saskatchewan farmer applied a fungicide to a lentil crop to control anthracnose — a common disease in the pulse crop. After

BASF followed up that discovery with a survey of lentil fields in Sask­atchewan.” That could be because lentil fields across Saskatchewan have a mix of anthracnose.That’s the finding of a survey of lentil fields, done last year by Agriculture Canada, Saskatchewan’s ministry of agriculture and private agronomists.In 2018, it was detected in 74 percent of Saskatchewan lentil fields and 92 percent of surveyed lentil fields in 2019.

With a mixed bag of anthracnose in most fields, it’s not easy for growers to make a decision about control, such as, should they use a Group 11 fungicide or not?“These insensitive isolates (of anthracnose )… a Group 11 fungicide will have no impact on those isolates,” Redlick said in late May.

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