Biology of the brown wheat mite, a new pest of barley in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
Lead Researcher (PI): J.R. Byers
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $36,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1988
Project Length: 2 Years

To determine the environmental conditions or agronomic practices that enable high populations of brown wheat mite (BWM) to develop. To determine the range and mode of dispersal and the stage of the mite involved. To investigate the yellowing of barley associated with severe infestations of BWM. To development management recommendations based on information from the above studies.