ECODA project number: Oilseeds East Activity 13

Objectives:

The proposed activity will contribute to the development of effective integrated pest management practices for swede midge in canola through the following specific objectives:

  • To evaluate the effects of the timing of swede midge infestations on canola damage and yield.
  • To evaluate insecticide efficacy and timing of insecticide applications for reducing swede midge damage in spring canola.
  • To develop insecticide timing recommendations for canola growers.

The results of this research will be combined with existing knowledge of swede midge ecology and other management tactics (e.g., crop rotation, weed management, etc.) to develop a comprehensive integrated pest management program for the swede midge in canola.

This research is underway, so the research project’s final report is not available yet.

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