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It was August 2003, and Dr. Stephen Strelkov was beginning his career as a plant pathology professor at the University of Alberta, intending to specialize in Tan Spot disease on wheat, which had been the focus of his PhD and postdoctoral work. One month later, the first case of Clubroot in canola was reported in Alberta. That’s when Dr. Strelkov’s plans changed. He shifted to specializing in Clubroot research and helped create the Canadian Clubroot Differential set that has helped plant breeders across Western Canada develop next-generation canola traits for Clubroot resistance.
Many people in the canola-growing business hear the word Blackleg and think only about how it might affect their yield, if they think of it at all. But there’s at least one person in Western Canada for whom that word sparks excitement and anticipation. Because rather than focusing on the challenges of the past, he’s focused on the gene-stacking potential of the future. That person is Sakaria Liban.
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