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Scout for true armyworm and cereal leaf beetle

June 3, 2024  By Tracy Baute, OMAFRA


True armyworm (TAW) larvae have been spotted in some winter wheat fields in Ontario, including Chatham-Kent and Lambton County. This is in addition to cereal leaf beetle (CLB) larvae reaching threshold in some cereal fields, in some cases causing significant damage, according to Tracey Baute, field crop entomologist at OMAFRA.

“So far reports of CLB reaching threshold have been from fields in the Sombra, Petrolia, Arva/Thorndale and Seaforth areas but scouting is advised in all fall seeded cereal crops for both of these pests to avoid any surprises,” Baute writes in the latest edition of the Baute Bug Blog. “Oats are particularly vulnerable to CLB injury so ensure those fields are prioritized.” | READ MORE

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