Top Crop Manager

Inputs: The Podcast
Protecting Ontario forage crops from a damaging insect pest duo

June 21, 2022
By Top Crop Manager


It’s said the first cut is the deepest – for forages, it’s also the longest in terms of plant development or harvest interval and giving pesky insects the opportunity to snack on the growing crop.

Christine O’Reilly, forage and grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), discusses how the season is going so far in preparation for (or shortly after) the first cut for many forage farmers, as well as scouting and management tips for alfalfa weevil and potato leafhopper, the two major insect pests with which Ontario forage growers must contend.

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