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Check for lygus bugs in Manitoba

Aug. 4, 2014 - Canola growers should be checking canola for lygus bugs, according to John Gavlovski with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.

In the province's most recent insect and disease update, Gavloski says lygus can potentially be of concern when they feed on the pods of canola if levels are high, although feeding to flowering crops is not likely to be economical as canola has a very good ability to compensate for damage to flowers, especially when soil moisture is good.

So far lygus levels in Manitoba appear to be below economic levels in canola, with a few exceptions in the eastern part of the province.

Click here to read the Manitoba insect and disease update.