Swede midge update

September 8, 2016 - Issue 25

Alberta Agriculture & Forestry surveys detected swede midge larvae within flower buds at multiple sites in 2016 — but densities were very low.

Preliminary data indicates that distribution of swede midge within Saskatchewan has increased in 2016 compared to 2015.

We will provide more information as it comes along.

Further reading:

Canola Encyclopedia section on swede midge
Swede midge scouting and management
Prairie Pest Monitoring Network blog on swede midge

Canola Watch