Club Root Plan

Municipal Club Root Plan

What is Clubroot?

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease caused by a microbe, Plasmodiophora brassicae (P. brassicae).

Clubroot affects the roots of host plants, which include cruciferous field crops such as canola, mustard, camelina, oilseed radish and taramira, and cruciferous vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, radish, rutabaga and turnip.

Cruciferous weeds (e.g. stinkweed, shepherd’s purse, wild mustard) can also serve as hosts for the clubroot pathogen.