December 20, 2017

The Government of Alberta is looking for feedback on current issues and opportunities related to the management of Fusarium graminearum in Alberta. Fusarium graminearum is a plant pathogen which causes fusarium head blight, a devastating disease on wheat and barley. The information collected will help determine how best to manage Fusarium graminearum in the future, as well as help improve programs and services provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

To provide input, please use the following link to complete a brief survey: 

http://bit.ly/AB-Fusarium-survey

Links to the Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation and the Agricultural Pests Act are provided at the bottom of each page. Please note, this is for reference only will not need to be reviewed in order to provide survey responses.

The deadline for survey completion is Thursday, January 18, 2018.  The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Any challenges experienced completing the survey can be directed to Krista Kotylak, Field Crop Business Development Agrologist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry at 780.643.0702 or krista.kotylak@gov.ab.ca.

The AAMDC has had several endorsed resolutions related to Fusarium graminearum and has advocated for zero tolerance to reduce the risk of infestation based on member direction. 

 

Enquiries may be directed to:

Tasha Blumenthal
Policy Analyst
780.955.4094

Kim Heyman
Director, Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079