Řičařová, V., Kazda, J., Baranyk, P., Ryšánek, P.
Clubroot is caused by the pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin and has become a serious problem in oilseed rape production in the Czech Republic. The disease was previously widespread in commercial vegetable production and in hobby gardens. Whereas previously restricted only to the NE, since 2010 oilseed rape clubroot has been spreading across the whole country. A five-year monitoring of clubroot occurrence based on disease symptoms detection on oilseed rape fields was accomplished by the Union of Oilseed Growers and Processors. The presence of P. brassicae and clubroot symptoms was reported in all regions of the Czech Republic, except the Ústecký region, and in 31 out of 76 districts. At present, at least 130 fields are known to be infested by the pathogen, but this number is very likely underestimated. Some soil samples were also tested using the conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to evaluate the soil usability. All 14 suspected samples tested positive.
Plasmodiophora brassicae, occurrence, Czech Republic, Brassica napus subsp. napus, PCR
Řičařová, V., Kazda, J., Baranyk, P., Ryšánek, P. (2016): Clubroot – an Emerging Disease Faced by Czech Oilseed Rape Growers.. Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica, 47, 105-112. doi: 10.1515/sab-2016-0015