Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Canola

Published: 3 Mar 2014

Sclerotinia in canola fact sheet

Key points

  • ––An outbreak of sclerotinia stem rot is highly dependent on the season.
  • Prolonged wet or humid conditions during flowering favour the disease.
  • ––Consider past outbreaks of the disease as a guide to potential yield loss.
  • ––Avoid growing canola in paddocks with a history of sclerotinia stem rot over the past four years, or in adjacent paddocks.
  • ––Well-timed fungicide treatments – when canola crops are at 20 to 30 per cent flowering stage – can be highly effective in reducing the level of infection.

Want to link to this publication?

Use to ensure your link remains current and up-to-date!

Region National, North, South, West

Region: National; North; South; West