History of Clubroot in Red Deer County
Clubroot was first detected in Red Deer County in 2011. As of October 2021, we have identified 76 parcels infected with this disease. Clubroot is a soil borne disease that affects plants in the Cruiciferous family. This means it can be a damaging disease for many crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and, most importantly for our area, canola.
Clubroot reproduces exponentially and once found in a field, becomes more of a management issue since it is so difficult to eradicate. Clubroot infected parcels have been doubling in number with each passing year.
Red Deer County's 3rd Party Land Entrance Guidelines can be found here.