Canola School - Taking Appropriate Measures for Cutworms - Dr Lloyd Dosdall

Most people think, with wet, cool conditions, cutworms are not a problem. For the most part that’s true, but the cutworm is a very diverse insect with many different species and types. This makes it difficult to typify their behaviour as a whole and risky to ignore them just because of the weather. They can… Read More

Canola School - Pests You Should be Concerned About - Dr. Lloyd Dosdall

With the wet weather across the prairies getting all the media attention, you would assume that most farmers would be dealing with pests that come with an over abundance of moisture. With the majority of the west being wet except for the Peace, pests that love moisture will become a real problem.  The interesting thing… Read More

Canola School: Cabbage Seed Pod Weevil Resistant Canola Vareties - Dr. Lloyd Dosdall

Canola research continues to receive a lot of attention from the breeding programs around the world. In Canada canola is a very important crop for seed companies, processors and most of all farmers. Due to the fact canola is an accepted biotech crop in Canada researchers are working very diligently to increase the traits available… Read More

Canola School: Understanding the Diamondback Moth - Lloyd Dosdall, U of A

As if the Western Canadian canola fields have not had enough challenges this year but now we also have to deal with the presence of the diamondback moth.  The diamondback moth is really causing havoc this season in comparison to prior years. In this episode of the Canola School, I speak to University of Alberta, Associate Professor… Read More