Fungicides are commonly used to control leaf, root and
seedling diseases. The treatment of cereal and canola seed with fungicides, and
fungicide-insecticide combinations, has increased considerably in recent years.
Approximately 95 percent of canola, 45 percent of barley, 37 percent of wheat
and 15 percent of oats are treated annually with fungicides in Alberta.
Department of the Environment. State of the Environment Report, Terrestrial Ecosystems. Edmonton: n.p., 2001. With permission from Alberta Environment.