Canola Digest 2015 Science Issue
Science

Biocontrol of canola cutworms

Insecticide application is the most common control option for cutworms in canola but it is very difficult to manage.
Key practice: The key to minimizing damage from cutworms is early detection through frequent field scouting. Proper identification of cutworm species can be important in the protection of beneficial insects and implementation of other biocontrols. Project title, Lead researcher: “Biocontrol of canola cutworms: Identification and attraction of parasitoids,” 2012-15, Barbara Sharanowski, University of Manitoba Grower organization...
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Fungicide strategies for blackleg

Key practice: Consider early application of fungicide for blackleg management only when disease risk is high due to short crop rotations, erosion of cultivar resistance, or hail damage. Project title, Lead researcher: “Mitigating the risk of blackleg disease of canola using fungicide strategies,” 2011-15, Gary Peng, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); Dilantha Fernando, University of...
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Shift in flea beetle species composition

Key practice: Crucifer and striped flea beetles react differently to their environment and to seed treatments. It is important to monitor emerging canola seedlings to know what you’re up against. Project title, Lead researcher: “Potential flea beetles species composition shift in Prairie canola,” 2007-12, Juliana Soroka, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Saskatoon Grower organization funder:...
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Diversity key to blackleg resistance stewardship

Key practice: Diversity of cultivar resistance, crop rotation and fungicide usage can prevent both infection and breakdown of blackleg resistance. Project title, Lead researcher: “Blackleg Resistance Stewardship: Improving our management of host resistance,” 2010-14, Dilantha Fernando, University of Manitoba Grower organization funder: ACPC, MCGA, SaskCanola Leptosphaeria maculans, the fungal pathogen that causes blackleg in canola,...
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