Diagnosing fasciation in canola
Fasciation is a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in the growing point that has no economic significance in canola.
What to look for
- Individual plants with deformed flowering stems that take on a flattened form. Flowers and pods may also be distorted but continue to develop.
Where did it come from?
- Fasciation has several possible causes, including hormonal, genetic, bacterial, fungal, viral and environmental.
- Fasciation is observed more often in some canola varieties than in others.
- No treatment is recommended as this condition is relatively rare and is thought to cause only minor yield effects.
- It is not carried between seasons in seed.
Where to go for expert help
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