A national survey led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has foundÂ Verticillium longisporumÂ in six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
V.Â longisporumÂ is a plant disease that impacts a range of crops, including canola. It was first detected in Canada in 2014. Since then, theÂ CFIA, in partnership with industry and provincial partners, has conducted random surveys to determine its general distribution in canola-growing regions of Canada.
VerticilliumÂ is not a reportable plant disease in Canada and is not known to be regulated in other countries where it is found around the world.
As the planting season approaches, grains and oilseeds producers are encouraged to develop and implement a biosecurity management plan to prevent plant pests from being introduced or spread on their lands. Learn more aboutÂ Verticillium longisporumÂ andÂ crop biosecurity.