The Agronomists, Ep 152: Early season pest pressure after a mild winter: Tracey Baute and John Gavloski

Chewing insects such as bean leaf beetle can cause defoliation of plants but it rarely reaches threshold levels that requires management.

A non-winter for much of Ontario and a milder-than-average early spring for parts of Western Canada has got farmers and entomologists on high alert. Parts of Ontario are as much as two or three weeks ahead of the 10-year average for growing degree accumulation, and because insect development is driven by heat, those first crops to emerge may face some serious pest pressure.

On this episode of The Agronomists learn about early season pest pressure, especially wireworm and cutworm, and the impact of an early warm up on pest species development for Ontario with Tracey Baute of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and John Gavloski of Manitoba Agriculture.

This episode of The Agronomists is brought to you by the Canola School, Pests & Predators, and RealAg Radio.

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