Canola School: Lygus Bug Scouting & Control, Plus an Update on Cabbage Seedpod Weevil

The canola crop across Western Canada can be summed up in one word: variable. Ranging from full flower to swathed, the bulk of the crop is creeping through maturity after several weeks of cool summer temperatures. As a late summer push of warm weather descends, farmers need to be vigilant in protecting the turning crop from creepy crawly yield suckers such as lygus bug.

In this Canola School video, Clint Jurke, agronomy specialist for Saskatchewan with the Canola Council of Canada, discusses the threat of cabbage seedpod weevil (which has passed for most of the canola crop now) and lygus bugs. Lygus do the bulk of their damage during the pod phase; as few as 15 per sweep at podding could mean it’s time for control. In this video, Jurke shows us how to sweep and what to consider when determining a workable economic threshold for your farm. The Canola Council of Canada has a handy table to help. View that here.


If you cannot see the embedded video, click here.



RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.


Action needed to reopen Italy to Canadian durum: Cereals Canada

With the ink still drying on a trade agreement that was supposed to reduce barriers to trade, a protectionist measure has shut out one of Canada's largest single product exports to Europe. Durum wheat shipments from Canada to Italy have been halted since October, shortly after the Italian government announced it was moving ahead with…Read more ยป


Leave a Reply