SCN Survey of Dry Bean Fields in Perth and Oxford Counties

Background Although named for its affliction on soybean plants, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) can cause comparable damage to dry edible bean crops, and can adversely affect yields and economic benefit, as well as the future use of Ontario’s current dry bean-producing land. Poor yields associated with SCN infestation can be exacerbated by other environmental factors […]

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More Western Bean Cutworm Damage Sightings to Add to the List

More reports of WBC damage are coming in.  Here is an updated list of sites with damage and or larvae found in Ontario: Chatham- Kent (Dover Centre, Bothwell) Lambton (Petrolia) Middlesex (Wardsville, Appin, Glencoe) Elgin (Rodney) Huron (Blyth, Clinton, Exeter, Dashwood, Holmesville, Belgrave) Bruce (Walkerton, Kincardine) Simcoe (Alliston, Barrie, Stayner) Durham (Kinsale, Lindsay, Brooklin) Victoria […]

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Western Bean Cutworm Levels High in Michigan

Some counties in Michigan have been given the recommendation to spray their dry beans due to the high moth counts and observations of pod feeding at some locations.  Montcalm County (central Michigan) in particular is at the highest risk with some trap sites capturing over 400-500 moths in the last few weeks.  Isabella, Gratiot and Mecosta counties are also considered […]

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