Knowledge, tools and practices to manage insect pests of pulse crops in Saskatchewan

  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pest Management
  • Yields

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Meghan Vankosky

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Objective

To determine the overwintering biology of pea leaf weevil populations in southern Saskatchewan. To assess foliar/nodule damage and yield in field peas in response to seed coat and foliar insecticides in a field plot study. To compare on-farm yields of treated and untreated seed to develop and validate action thresholds for pea leaf weevil in field peas. To obtain baseline data on aphids and their natural enemies in pulse crops to aid in future development of action thresholds.

Outcome

Agronomy

SPG Contribution

$99,762.50

Project Status

Active

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2017 - 2020

Co-funders

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund

Total Project Cost

$186,512.50