103-6 Major Pests of Winter Canola in Southeastern US: IPM Implications in Double Cropping System.
Major Pests of Winter Canola in Southeastern US: IPM Implications in Double Cropping System
Acreages planted to winter canola in the southeastern region have increased several folds over the last four years. With the development of early maturing lines, double cropping with summer crops particularly cotton and soybean offers a highly profitable combination for farmers in the region. Several insect pests attack winter canola in Southeastern US. Among the most destructive are the cabbage seedpod weevil (CSPW) and tarnished plant bug (TPB). TPB continues to build up on winter canola and migrate to other crops such as cotton in early summer. Management of TPB on winter canola becomes critical in reducing TPB impact on summer crops. This paper addresses this concern.