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Economic cost of clubroot : the potential economic impact of clubroot with shorter rotations

Description

This report is an economic assessment of the potential impact to Alberta farmers if Clubroot continues to spread. Three scenarios are developed: a baseline scenario that assumes Clubroot does not become an issue, and two scenarios that model potential Clubroot outbreaks due to shorter rotations. These two scenarios assume that over a 12 year crop rotation, the disease gradually develops until it reaches levels that reduce canola yields by 35% and 75%, respectively. The net economic impact could vary from $16 to $76 per acre during the mid and late stages of the 12 year rotation. The one-in-two year rotation has a significantly higher economic loss, assuming the disease prevalence assumption is realized.

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canola canola rotations clubroot clubroot disease shorter rotations

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Clubroot in canola : the potential economic impact of clubroot with shorter rotations

Extent

5 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-11-01

Date Added

2015-12-22T16:14:15.124432

Date Modified

2015-11-01

Date Issued

2015-11-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

7298947

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Contact

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Richard Heikkila Senior Economic Analyst Economics Branch Economics and Competitiveness Division 780-422-4088