Continuing to watch the winds: the origin and arrival of migrant aster leafhoppers and diamondback moths

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Tyler Wist
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $138,325
Co-Funders: Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years

To continue gathering data on migration flights and origin of diamondback moth (DBM) and aster leafhopper (ALH) using wind trajectories and stable isotopes, to assess the genetic variations within DBM and ALH populations to pinpoint their
origins, to compare aster yellows disease numbers to aster yellows risk levels in ALH populations in Saskatchewan, and to determine if alfalfa is a green bridge reservoir for ALH movement into canola crops.