Developing tools for management of lygus bugs in faba bean

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
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

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.