Fungus Feeding Insects Reported

2009 – Issue 20

There are reports near Maymont, SK about fungus feeding beetles on canola swaths. These beetles feed on fungus that grows on crop residue or damp seeds. Fungus feeding insects and mites cannot survive in dry grain. Chemical control is not necessary for fungus feeding pests in stored grain. Do not apply malathion or other chemical insecticides to your canola. Conditioning grain to ensure that it is dry and cool should be all that is needed to control such pests. Information to help identify and control insect pests of stored grain can be found at the following link: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/cropproduction/faa06s00.html

 

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