An early warning system to predict aster yellows outbreaks in Western Canada: origin and arrival of migrant leafhoppers

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Tyler Wist
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $357,500
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 3 Years

1) Evaluate the origin of migrant aster leafhoppers 2) Evaluate if Diamondback moth traps in spring can be a proxy for aster leafhopper and aphid arrivals 3) Determine if Aster Yellow (AY) index in cereals and pulses combined with spring weather can predict AY incidence