Wireworms are one of the biggest insect pests for cereals across the Prairies. Not only can they cause extreme damage to the crop, they are incredibly difficult to control. John Laurie, research scientist of molecular biology with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and Haley Catton, research scientist of field crop entomology at AAFC, have been… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio! Thanks for stopping by. On today’s show, you’ll hear from: Hector Carcamo, research scientist at AAFC Lethbridge, on some interesting flea beetle research results; Paul Sullivan of Sullivan Agro has tips for good crop scouting in corn; Haley Catton, crop entomologist at AAFC, Lethbridge, is here… Read More

Beneficial insects provide free labour in the field, preying on insect pests, but what is that labour worth? Because we don’t know the economic value of most of these insects, they don’t necessarily get factored into the decision to go ahead with spraying an insecticide. Finding economic values for the work these beneficial bugs are… Read More

 

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