Improved management of pea aphid and aphid-transmitted viruses in Saskatchewan pulse crops

Posted on 26.06.2019 | Last Modified 26.06.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Sean Prager
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $116,150
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 3 Years

Develop nominal and economic thresholds and control methods to control pea aphids, maximize yield and protect aphid predators. Determine the LC50 and efficacy of 'soft' and novel insecticidal compounds for control of pea aphid in fababean and lentil. Survey SK pulse fields for the presence of aphid vectored potyviruses. Describe the symptoms of PSbMV in fababean and evaluate damage in controlled lab studies.