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Evaluating the effect of canola seeding rate and seed size seeded into wheat stubble on flea beetle damage and population

Lead Researcher María Angélica Ouellette
Co-Researcher(s) MARA, NPARA, SARDA
Start Date April 2020
End Date March 2023
Funding Partners N/A
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Recommendations from the Canola Council of Canada to reduce damage by flea beetles (Phyllotetra spp.) include increased seeding rate, late seeding date, and larger seed size. However, there is no one study that simultaneously studies all three of these recommendations.

The Project

Evaluate the impact of seeding rate, seed size, and seeding date on flea beetle damage - specifically for the North Peace region.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

This project will support farmers agronomically in the North Peace region who may be impacted by flea beetles - along with the potential to lower the use of insecticides.

Keywords: Flea beetles, Seeding date, Seeding rate, Seed size, Insecticides

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