Assessing risk is a big part of what we do here at Nichols. In tandem with cleaning up or monitoring sterilant and herbicide impacts on agricultural land, we need to keep in mind our own potential impacts as clubroot is a growing problem for farmers in Canada. Clubroot (a plant pathogen) affects mustard plant species like canola and is easily spread when we move soil from one site to another.
Soil movement can be via boots, equipment, tire treads, trucks, etc.; hence the importance of sanitizing our equipment not only after we leave an agricultural site but before we enter it as well. We love where we work so it’s important to us that we are aware, informed, and part of the solution. - R. Hiebert