Watch for swede midge in 2014
By Top Crop Manager
Feb. 5, 2014 - Swede midge caused some yield loss in northeast Saskatchewan in 2013, and caused heavy yield losses in the major Ontario canola growing region.
Unfortunately, although there are insecticides registered for swede midge, there are no viable recommendations for control. There are no established economic thresholds or proven best timing for foliar sprays. So for 2014, the key message is to learn to identify swede midge damage so we can get a handle on the territory expansion of the pest.
Read more from the Canola Council of Canada.