Crop Profile for Rutabaga in Canada, 2012 (49 pp.) - Synopsis
The rutabaga (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) is a member of the family Brassicaceae. The root is used as a vegetable for human consumption and has historically been used for animal feed. The crop is also used as filler in foods such as mincemeat. Major production areas include Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island.
The Crop Profile for Rutabaga, 2012 provides an overview of production and pest management practices for rutabaga in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting rutabaga growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural and chemical methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options and registered pesticides available to growers.
Grower issues/gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect and mite and weed) and under each pest description. Pest management resources, including websites, publications, grower organizations and provincial specialists for rutabaga are provided at the end of the profile.
Limited crop production and market statistics are provided in the profile to give context to the economic importance of the commodity. For more detailed statistics pertaining to the crop, the reader is referred to Statistics Canada.
The Crop Profile for Rutabaga, 2012 is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Detailed information on crop production and pest management in specific regions is available through provincial ministry of agriculture websites and provincial crop specialists.
The Crop Profile for Rutabaga, 2012 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.
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