Aphids and Chinch Bugs in Canola

Aphids and Chinch Bugs in Canola

There are at least two insects that may start putting pressure on the canola in our area, the False Chinch Bug and the Cabbage Aphid.  The chinch bugs have been here for a while but seem to be confining themselves to the bottom portion of the plant and I saw the first cabbage aphids for the year today.

In our short history with winter canola we have had to spray for the aphids at bloom and pod set almost every year so I was expecting them, just did not know when. They can reduce yield considerably, especially if the numbers are high and they are in the flowers and pods. Now we know that they are here in some places and producers should start keeping an eye out for them.

 False Chinch Bug on Canola pod   Cabbage Aphid in Canola

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