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Generate knowledge and control strategies for the pollen beetle Brassicogethes viridescens (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a new invasive insect pest of canola

Lead Researcher Christine Noronha
Co-Researcher(s) Héctor Cárcamo, John Gavloski, Tyler Wist
Start Date April 2018
End Date March 2022
Funding Partners Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Climate models predict that the pollen beetle B. viridescens will eventually move from the Atlantic to western regions in Canada and there is currently no economic threshold or registered insecticide to manage it.

The Project

To develop economic thresholds and test the efficacy of insecticides which can contribute to its registration for pollen beetle control.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

An established pest threshold will help growers make effective decisions on when to apply insecticides to maintain canola production.

Keywords: Brassicogethes viridescens, B. viridescens, Pollen beetle, Insecticides, Economic threshold

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