The Clubroot Risk Mitigation Team recently won the award for "Achievements in Plant Disease Management" at the annual meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS). Members of the Clubroot Risk Mitigation Team are Steve Strelkov, Gary Peng, Sheau-Fang Hwang, Ron Howard, Bruce Gossen, Mary Ruth McDonald and Clint Jurke.
CPS promotes research and education in plant pathology, public awareness of the importance of plant diseases, and discussion of all aspects of plant pathology in Canada and internationally. The CPS annual meeting took place in Minneapolis in August.
A summary of the citation:
The innovative research efforts and outstanding achievements in developing effective strategies for managing clubroot of canola have been recognized by producer groups in Canada, and the clubroot research community worldwide. This recognition was recently summed up by Dr. Geoff Dixon, University of Reading, UK, a world leader in clubroot research for several decades, who recently stated in print that "Canada is now the world powerhouse for clubroot research and management".