Pests and Diseases, Trends

Canada: Potato beetle resistance brewing in Manitoba fields

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Andrew Ronald has spent a lot of time in recent months talking to Manitoba potato growers about a familiar pest problem that could soon be taking on a new prominence. The Keystone Potato Producers Association agronomist says there’s growing evidence that Colorado potato beetle — the most significant insect pest of potato crops in Manitoba — is developing resistance to the neonicotinoid family of chemicals.

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