Establish correlations between insect number and scarring damage for various Lygus species. Determine the amount of Lygus feeding (time) required to cause seed damage in faba bean. Determine optimal sampling times and sampling methods for faba. Determine whether Lygus populations in canola just before harvest are correlated to numbers in faba. Evaluate Lygus preferences between faba and potential trap crops.
Lead Researcher (PI): Sean Prager
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $56,063
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years