Canola Insects

Canola Insects

Canola:  Had reports from just west of here of cabbage aphids in the canola and I have found a few in our area. 1 field out of 10 so far.  They will congregate around the flowers and pods, (see pictures below).  They start off very “spotty” in the field and are most often prevalent, early, on the edge of the field facing the most prevalent wind (south), then spread through the field.

There is no need for panic on this one yet, just vigilance.  At some point I suspect most of the canola will need to be sprayed with an insecticide such as a pyrethroid to control theses aphids and/or the false chinch bug.


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