Canola School - Should Farmers Be Scouting for Diamondback Moth Now?

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The diamondback moth population has arrived earlier and in greater numbers than in the past years. What does this early flight mean for producers? For starters it means that producers have to be out in their fields earlier, scouting for the pest, but it also means that producers have to adapt how they scout. An earlier flight means an earlier and potentially more vulnerable growth stage of canola will be affected by the pest.

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In this episode of the Canola School, Alberta Agriculture Insect Management Specialist Scott Meers talks about the implications of this early flight of the pest on producers and addresses the question of whether or not they could have overwintered due to mild winter conditions.

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