Develop and assess the different strategies to reduce the impact of pollen beetle Brassicogethes viridescens (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a new invasive insect pest on canola

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Christine Noronha
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $60,025
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Results Driven Agriculture Research
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 5 Years

To evaluate monitoring methods for pollen beetle (new invasive pest in canola) and relate trap catches to bud damage, podless stalks and yield. To evaluate the attractiveness of different canola varieties. To monitor canola fields in AB, SK and MB for the presence of pollen beetles and for potential biocontrol agents in the Atlantic region.