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Managing wireworms in southern Alberta wheat fields with crop rotations and beneficial insects

Posted on 26.06.2017 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Haley Catton
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $120,146
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission
Start Date: 2016
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To determine the effects of wheat-canola rotation on wireworm and carabid populations. To identify the most effective trap method for monitoring populations of these pests and beneficial insects. To assess the feasibility of using molecular DNA techniques to determine the importance of carabids as predators of wireworm. To provide producers with an up-to-date field guide on wireworm identification and control.