Naughty Weevils Expand Territory Across Alberta

Here’s a fun fact: not all weevils are pests. Unfortunately, as fun as that fact may be, the reality is several weevil species are damaging pests, and their range is expanding in Alberta.

Alfalfa weevil, pea leaf weevil, and cabbage seedpod weevil have all shown an expanded range in the province, and, as Scott Meers, insect management specialist for Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, explains in this interview from FarmTech 2017, we’re not entirely sure why.

Watch below to find out where each weevil has moved, how best to scout for these pests, and whether or not a seed treatment or a foliar control is best for each pest species.

 

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