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Swede midge larvae found in Alberta

Aug. 19, 2015 - Swede midge larvae have been found in canola flowers in Alberta, near the Saskatchewan border south of Highway 16. Numbers are very low.

At this stage of the season, nothing can be done about swede midge, but Alberta will increase its monitoring for 2016 and entomologists across the Prairies will work on practical management practices.

Swede midge has spread from northeast Saskatchewan, where the first Prairie population of swede midge was found in 2007. Damage has remained very low for the most part.

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August 20, 2015
By Top Crop Manager
Swede midge larvae inside floret. Swede midge larvae were found in canola flowers in Alberta

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