Equipment/Technology, Pests and Diseases, Research

Canada: Potato research substation giving pest-control invention a trial run

A new invention designed to cut the click beetle population is now being used at Agri-Food Canada’s potato research substation located in rural New Brunswick. For years, staff helped keep insects off their crops through growing, mowing and then plowing different products, preparing the different sections for the next season when potatoes would take over particular areas once again. But keeping the pests from returning has proven challenging. So when a colleague from Prince Edward Island’s research farm recently created a new trap designed to drastically reduce the click beetle population, the Benton Ridge farmers figured it was worth a try. More

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