A new identification and management field guide has recently launched to help producers manage cutworms this season.

Twenty-one cutworm species are covered in the guide, Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies, prepared by Agriculture Canada entomologist and researcher, Kevin Floate. About seven of those species are considered problems on the Prairies, but that number has the potential to grow.

The guide, funded by the Canola Council of Canada and the provincial canola groups, looks at cutworm outbreaks, scouting, natural enemies and control options. It also includes detailed information on each of the featured 21 cutworm species, and is accompanied by a number of photos to further help producers identify which pests may be plaguing their crops.

Click here to download Cutworm Pests of Crops on the Canadian Prairies.

Click here to read the full article from the Western Producer.

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