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Prepare for Flea Beetles

Striped and crucifer flea beetles are some of the most common insect pests in Canada, with striped flea beetles becoming increasingly more...

Pest Profile: Septoria Leaf Spot

​​​​​​​Septoria leaf spot is a common leaf disease causing premature defoliation. Though it overwinters on infected leaves and twigs, wind and...

Pest Profile: Verticillium Stripe

Verticillium Stripe, or Verticillium longisporum, was first found in canola in 2014 and affects crops across the prairies but has been most...

Pest Profile: Crown Rust

Also known as leaf rust, crown rust can infect cultivated oat, wild oat and a few wild grasses, but won’t infect cereals like wheat, barley or rye...

Pest Profile: Stripe Rust

Highly mobile and infectious, stripe rust is a devastating disease that can cause substantial losses in cereal crops. The presence of just one...

Pest Profile: Wild Oats

One of the leading weed pests in Western Canada, wild oats are grassy annual weeds prone to the development of herbicide resistance. Their seeds...

Pest Profile: Green Foxtail

A heavy seed producer, green foxtail can release up to 34,000 seeds per plant, and its fibrous root system helps it gather nutrients even in the...