Flea beetle control tips for Ontario canola growers
By Top Crop Manager
Apr. 21, 2014 - Flea beetles are proving to be a tough opponent to control in Ontario canola crops. In 2013, many growers sprayed for control only to see high populations reappear several days later. What appeared to be resistance were new waves of emerging flea beetles.
In 2014 growers may be able to gain the upper hand on control with access to a new seed treatment and management guidelines. Brian Hall, canola specialist with OMAF, has prepared a fact sheet to help producers battle flea beetle: Flea Beetle Management and Spray Guide 2014.