Canola School: Lygus Bug Feeding on the Plant

CanolaSchool logoThe lygus bug is a pest that continues to be a problem for farmers in the west.  The need to scout the bug is from bolting on through the crop cycle.  The lygus bug can cause significant yield loss and damage to the canola plant.  In the early flowering period it can be easy to identify lygus feeding so that you are on top of your pest scouting.

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In this episode of the Canola School, Troy Profosky from the Canola Council demonstrates lygus bug feeding in the field.  Troy pinpoints what the feeding looks like and how farmers need to deal with the pest.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4:30 PM est. @shaunhaney

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